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This is a teacher's professional certificate that was awarded to Winfield Scott Shields on May 4, 1871 by the Common Schools of Pennsylvania. The diploma is signed and authorized by a County Superintendent, whose name is difficult to transcribe.
"Teacher's Professional Certificate, Awarded to Winfield Scott Shields, May 4, 1871" (1871). Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. 252.
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