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Re: LETTER - Christian A. Fleetwood
In Response To: LETTER - Christian A. Fleetwood ()
Christian Fleetwood was born on July 21,1840, to "Free Persons of Color" who worked for one of Baltimore's "merchant prince" families. Being childless, the family took a special interest in young Fleetwood,s education and began preparing him for a mercantile career.
This letter was probably addressed to the family who educated him and also was his employer, who had groomed him for a mercantile career.
As a side note; Sergt. Major Fleetwood, joned the D.C. National Guard after his active duty service. I was also a member of the D.C.Guard.