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John Marshall slave bill of sale
Autograph manuscript, Bill of Sale, sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787, 1 page,
John B. Johnson sells slave woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for mother and child to Jacqueline Ambler. Repository:…

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Attributed to the Washington, D.C. home of Navy Secretary Gideon Welles this circular sofa, or borne, came in to possession of the Dixon-Welling family and later owned by Miss Elizabeth D. Welling and used in her home.

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Back of photo “Guests of Gen. Robert O. Tyler at Fairfax Courthouse. Mrs. James Dixon, her daughters, Miss Ramsey, Miss Trumbull, Miss Barry - Staff officers, Col. McMahon, Lieutenant. Kinney, Captain. Kinney, Lieutenant. LaMotte, Captain. LaMotte,…

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Glass bottle with inscription from private collection of Elizabeth L. C. Dixon, item possibly received as a gift. “Pool of Siloam,” refers to the healing waters of the Pool of Siloam in the New Testament (John 9:6).

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Biography: daughter of Sen. James Dixon of Connecticut, Miss Clementine L. Dixon, daughter of up until the Civil War privately educated by poetess, Mrs. Lydia Sigourney, during the Civil War Clemmie Dixon volunteered at Armory Square hospital in…

1831  John J. Audubon to Rozier
In 1939 Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling donated these letters to the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT. The letters were catalogued under accession record in MS:46829. The collection includes:

Joel Abbot Letter, 24 October 1850, Warren,…

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Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography and Life and Writings of Dr. James Clarke Welling

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Writing or engraving on the bell are the twelve Apostles around skirt, kneeling cherubs form handle, cross on top. This bell is a replica of the nine ton bell handing in the basilica of St. Peter’s cathedral, Rome, known as the most beautiful bell…

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A small gold locket containing a few hairs from the head of Alexander Hamilton is engraved on the back: “The hair of Alexander Hamilton which was given by his descendant to Mrs. Martha Lyman Foster and left by her to Miss E.L. Dixon.” The above Mrs.…

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Letters to Elizabeth L. C. Dixon from her friend, Gen. Granger. One accepting invitation to dinner and the other inviting her to Civil War Cavalry party.
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