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P. 4 O.S.E.D.C. Vol. 1. 1868.

Georgetown, D.C. June 26th 1868

Payne Mrs. Julia.

States that a few months ago her husband (Penrose Payne) and herself received a marriage certificate from the Supt. of Marriages: - that they were joined together several years ago, while they were both slaves, and have since lived together as husband and wife: - that her husband now contends that there is nothing binding in this marriage, and has procured a license and married another woman. Inquires which of the two, herself or the other woman is his lawful wife.

Recd OSED.C. 6/27 - 68.
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