Clarke, William Penn (fl. 1880) to Mrs. Lebreton Deschapelles
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02943.03 Author/Creator: Clarke, William Penn (fl. 1880) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Document signed Date: 6 December 1880 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.8 x 20.2 cm.
Clarke, an attorney, discusses the case of Mrs. Deschapelles, who claims that her late husband (possibly Emmanuel Lebreton Deschapelles) suffered property damages from federal forces during the Civil War. Informs Deschapelles that if her husband "never took an oath of allegiance to the United States, and never voted or otherwise discharged the duties of a citizen of this country, but regarded himself as a Frenchman, then his claim can be considered by the Commission ..." Requests Mrs. Deschapelles immediate reply. Written on Clarke's professional stationery.
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