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More Emancipation Petitions Posted

25 more emancipation petitions are now available at Civil War Washington. Included in this group of documents is the petition of Susan M. Burche, whose claim indicates that she acquired two female slaves (Virlinda Silvy and Anna Patterson) from the … Continue reading

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More Emancipation Petitions Published

53 additional emancipation petitions have been added to Civil War Washington, bringing the total number of petitions published on the site to over 500. Included in this batch of documents is a petition submitted on June 2, 1862 by Margaret … Continue reading

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