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Manuscript document, 2pp., Columbia (VA), July 22, 1861, sent to Capt. John C. Holland VG. In full, "The act of the last convention calls all free negroes. I find that in every county except this they are ordering them into Service - There is six or seven in this place that ought to go into service - we give you their names below. In Albemarle they have taken every one and in Goodland. Yre Respectfully, J.N. Turner." The document then lists 10 named Negroes with a statement "These are all able bodied men. Some doing nothing."
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Drafting Free Named Negoes in Virginia - 1861

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