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Slavery -- Emancipation

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Hugh Adams's Will, 1860

 File — Box 1: [0000004537], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Manuscript copy of the will of Hugh Adams. Adams was a supporter of the American Colonization Society. Within his will, Adams settles his estate and specifically outlines his plan for emancipating his slaves and for funding their imposed emigration to Liberia.
Dates: 1860

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

Robert E. Lee to S.. Thomas, 1859-06-16

 File — Box 1: [0000003921], Folder: 44
Overview Robert E. Lee thanks the Colonel for patience and permission to extend his leave of absence. He is occupied handling the will of Mr. Custis.
Dates: 1859-06-16