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Letter from Maria A. Wright to Jonathan McCally Bennett. N.d. . 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

Maria A. Wright was a cutter who worked from home. In her note to the state auditor, she admits that her cousin failed to bring home shears and asks Bennett to have two pairs of “good” shears sent to her house.

Image of Note from Maria Wright