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Buce, Moses B. (fl. 1853-) officially appoints Thomas F. Burpee legal guardian of three children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02744.273 Author/Creator: Buce, Moses B. (fl. 1853-) Place Written: Ellington Type: Autograph document signed Date: 19 December 1859 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.2 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Frances S. Watts, Emma C. Watts and Francis Alonso Watts

People: Burpee, Thomas F

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterInfantryBattleConfederate States of AmericaDeathEstateGenealogyPhotographyMilitary UniformsOrderly BookReligionSoldier's Diary

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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