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This certificate of membership in the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Association of Tennessee was issued to Rollie Johnson of Loudon, Tennessee in 1898. According to the certificate, membership fees ($0.25) are used to aid in the passage of the Ex-Slave Bounty and Pension Bill and monthly dues ($0.10) go to aid the ex-slave movement and raise funds to promote the passage of the aforesaid bill.
In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.
- African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1