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240 Centre Street

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Frances Hopkins rented this house to John Porterfield, a Nashville banker who was a financial agent for the Confederacy. After the surrender of the Confederacy, he
sought sanctuary in Niagara until the Republican President Johnson passed amnesty legislation protecting Confederates from being charged as traitors, thereby
allowing them to return to the United States.

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