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Abraham Browning, United States government petition

 Collection — Folder: S3464
Identifier: S3464

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of the petition created by Abraham Browning and members of the New Jersey clergy sent to the United States government to demand that the clergy remain free from conscription. Inside the petition is a letter from Browning instructing members to sign the petition. The document was created May 26, 1864 on New Jersey and the interior letter written July 1, 1864.


  • 1864/05/26

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Abraham Browning of Camden, New Jersey was a lawyer who later became Attorney General of New Jersey from 1845-1850. Browning facilitated a meeting among the clergy in New Jersey where they created a petition to keep the clergy exempt from conscription.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/05/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2019/05/09 by Lauren Patton.
Abraham Browning, United States government petition
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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