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Appears in a letter regarding her mother Eliza, a slave. Eliza was a slave who was the subject of a letter between Charlotte Platt Underwood, and Auburn woman who worked with Abolitionist movements and the Underground Railroad, and FMS (18630000CPUNDERWOOD_FMS) The letter discusses her plight, and her desire for freedom. Mrs Underwood writes: "Eliza says she was brought up in the District of Columbia, & when her master found out that the District was to be free, he took all if his slaves to Calvert Co. She was not a Virginian, & was mistaken. Her master's name was Belt..." she further goes on to write: "Her children are in Baltimore in the possession of this Capt – Griffin, whose & he will not give them up till she pays him the $100" The emancipation records of "Chas R. Belt" list "Eliza & her Children. John, William, Benjamin & Mary –" as human-property to be emancipated.

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Appears in a letter regarding her mother Eliza, a slave. Eliza was a slave who was the subject of a letter between Charlotte Platt Underwood, and Auburn woman who worked with Abolitionist movements and the Underground Railroad, and FMS (18630000CPUNDERWOOD_FMS) The letter discusses her plight, and her desire for freedom. Mrs Underwood writes: "Eliza says she was brought up in the District of Columbia, & when her master found out that the District was to be free, he took all if his slaves to Calvert Co. She was not a Virginian, & was mistaken. Her master's name was Belt..." she further goes on to write: "Her children are in Baltimore in the possession of this Capt – Griffin, whose & he will not give them up till she pays him the $100" The emancipation records of "Chas R. Belt" list "Eliza & her Children. John, William, Benjamin & Mary –" as human-property to be emancipated.
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Ancestry: Chas R Belt in the Washington, D.C., Slave Emancipation Records, 1851-1863
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