Freedmen's Bureau Records: U. D. Poe to P. P.
Cleveland, April 30, 1867
Poe asks Cleveland for the particulars regarding a marriage between a woman who once belonged to Cleveland, Peggy Brown, and a man named Ben.
April 30 th 1867
I have living with me one of your original servants she calls her name Peggy Brown or Jackson when she belongs to you She has a Black man named ben he is no count to her or her children & She wants to leave him & he says he was married to her according to laws I want you if you please to let me know the facts if you please state all the particulars & mutch obliged
U. D. Poe
P. S. Peggy says she wants to live soon there Mr. P. P. Cleveland