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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams


This statement made by Peleg Clarke, Jr. states that in May of 182, a steam saw mill belonging to himself and Enginao Bolivar was taken from Clarke's lumber yard in Fredericksburg, Virginia by officers of the United States Army for use of cutting timber to be used for building railroad bridges between Fredericksburg and Aquia Creek. Clarke further states that upon his attempted removal of his personal and business belongings out of "Rebellion's District" with proper paperwork, the U. S. Army refused to return his steamer saw mill and was also denied compensation for the lost machinery. The statement describes the lengths Clarke went to reclaim his property or compensation for the loss.

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Legal documents; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers, Papers Dated 1853 May-1861 May, Box 1, Folder 7


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Statement of Facts Presented By Peleg Clarke Jr. Concerning Steam Saw Mill , 1866



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