Affidavit
[Plato King]

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Affidavit
[Plato King]
Born in St. Augustine; Private under Captain M.E. Davis; Enlisted June 1863; Honorably discharged June 1865 (pronounced ‘Disabled’ May 29, 1864 due to nearly complete loss of eyesight; was able to file for Dependent Pension on July 9, 1890, under the Act of June 27, 1890 (Dependent and Disability Pension Act); Died in Fernandina, FL on August 10, 1892.

Subject

Defending rights, while creating new trauma: dredging up her unjust, right-less history.
She speaks with force to be heard beyond audience expectations of gender and racial roles.

Description

A "double bind": simultaneously challenging and abiding by gender/racial status quo.

Creator

Clarissa King
(wife/widow)
Various cited ages: 75, 79, 89

Source

University of North Florida Special Collections,
Jacksonville, FL

Publisher

Flagler College

Date

11/21/1893

Contributor

Amos Atkinson; P.W. King; R.M. Henderson; Paul Albert; Peter Armstrong; John Hubbard

Identifier

Box 1, Folder 7

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Text

'The time I got married, 1863 there was no record kept of marriages. Hence, I cannot furnish any. Rev Kennedy who performed the marriage ceremony. I do not know if he is living or dead. I haven't seen him since. Don't know where he is. I cannot furnish anymore testimony of our marriage. They all are dead who were present except Hubbard and Atkinson of whom...already said--we got married in pairs and came out after each got married. Hence a few witnesses all of whom are deceased. Each left the house after the ceremony was performed in pairs...'

Citation

Clarissa King (wife/widow) and Various cited ages: 75, 79, 89, “Affidavit
[Plato King],” Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine, accessed June 17, 2024, https://blackheritagestaugustine.omeka.net/items/show/55.

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