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Letter of Application for Cecilia M. Barry. 1 January 1863. Manuscript.
Applications of ladies for clerkships on Virginia treasury notes, 1861–1864.
Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government:
Public Debt–Treasury Notes. The Library of Virginia

Work - Government Employment

Evidently Cecilia M. Barry left her position as a cutter at the Treasury to spend Christmas with relatives in McPhersonville, South Carolina, and now desired to return to her “shears.”

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