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Unknown John Fellows officially declared guardian

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02745.101 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Carroll County, NH Type: Autograph document signed Date: 7 November 1844 Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.5 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: Appointed legal guardian of Susan, Mary, Joseph, Frances and Benjamin Quinby.

People: Fellows, Enoch Q., fl. 1843-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Children and FamilyLaw

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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