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W. H. is searching for Miss Hannah Harmer

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Bell, son of Julia Bell, wrote to Inspector Mattingly, Washington, DC, in search of his relatives

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Cook searching for Thomas Price, son of Richard (Dick) Price, who was a slave, "owned" by Samuel Bowles

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Anderson, former adjutant of 6th Virginia regiment, searching for service information of William Green, Wyatt Bonds, and Henry Hill

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Jones searching for Nelson, Fanny, Cloe, Clara, and George, children placed in the Freedman asylum, Washington, DC, during the Civil War.

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Eliza was formerly "owned" by Richard Griffin. Sold to Miss Mary Emack, who came to Baltimore in 1860. Mother's name was Deborah.

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Thomas searching for Charles Stewart, John Stewart, Henrietta Sidmon, or any of their children. They were sold South before the Civil War by the McTavish family.

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Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Dillard, Lynchburg, VA, searching for their nine children, who were sold by "negro traders."

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Newspaper account describing Clara Bashop's 33-year search for her daughter, Patience, who was sold in 1859. Slightly longer and more legible article than the St. Louis Post-Dispatch version.

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Unnamed father searching for Rachael, who was sold in Montgomery, AL, in spring 1864, by Mrs. Mary Ann Baldwin of Mississippi
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