Posted 2 years ago
This is a cool piece! Dated October 28th, 1862, the person is claiming exemption from service. The original claim was for "St. Anthony's Dance". Anthony was crossed out and Vitus' was inserted. According to Medical Lexicon, these were both obsolete eponyms for Sydenham chorea. Another interesting item is the Justice Of The Peace. Shown as Tiffany Lawyer, this seems a very early date for a female J.o.t.P., but there are several other documents signed by her. Just cool and interesting!