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I have been provided with a piece of text, wherein I have to identify and eliminate grammatical errors.

The original section:

An idea struck me. I would make a bold move. I boarded the evening train for Dubuque without ticket or money, but with a nice collection of lies. When the conductor came along I told him I was a typesetter on the Dubuque Herald; that I had come to Rockford on business and while there was robbed of my railroad ticket and all my money, and that if he would carry me to Dubuque I was sure the paper would fix things up.

The revised section:

An idea struck me. I would make a bold move. I boarded the evening train for Dubuque without ticket or money but (delete ,) with a nice collection of lies. When the conductor came along, (add ,) I told him I was a typesetter on the Dubuque Herald; that I had come to Rockford on business and while there was robbed of my railroad ticket and all my money; (add ; ) and that if he would carry me to Dubuque, (add ,) I was sure the paper would fix things up.

Is the semicolon after "Dubuque Herald" (marked in bold) to be replaced by a comma?

Should a comma be included after "and" in "and while there"?

Should a comma be included after "there" in "and while there"?

Kindly explain.

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jhilly89I have been provided with a piece of text, wherein I have to identify and eliminate grammatical errors.

Although punctuation errors can in some cases make a sentence appear ungrammatical, they are not really grammatical errors.

There are no glaring punctuation errors in the original text. It is questionable whether there are any errors at all. However, your changes are reasonable too.

jhilly89Is the semicolon after "Dubuque Herald" (marked in bold) to be replaced by a comma?

Whether this list is comma-separated or semicolon-separated is a style choice. Semicolons feel more literary.

jhilly89Should a comma be included after "and" in "and while there"?
Should a comma be included after "there" in "and while there"?

You can include either both commas or neither. This is a style choice. Personally I would omit them.