Title: Petition of William B. Kibbey, 29 April 1862

Date: April 29, 1862

Source Text: A microfilm reproduction of the original document held at the National Archives and Records Administration, Microcopy 520, Reel 2. The original document is held in the Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, 1775–1978, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 217.6.5. Within the National Archives' Archival Description Catalog, see ARC Identifier 4644616 / MLR Number A1 347 (http://arcweb.archives.gov).

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Petition or Statement of William B Kibbey of Washington City in the District of Columbia to the Commissioners appointed under the act of Congress of the 16th of April 1862 entitled "An act for the release of certain Persons held to service or Labor in the District of Columbia".

Your petitioner, said William B Kibbey of Washington City, represents that by the passage of said Act two female slaves "held to service of Labor" by him, have been manumitted, said persons having been slaves for Life. The description of said persons as required by said act is as follows

  • 1 Mary Lewis unmarried woman aged forty years, tolerably Light in color, to the petitioner almost invaluable. Said Mary Lewis was purchased from George N. Lewis a resident of Prince George County in State of Maryland. The Lowest estimate for above is five hundred dollars.
  • 2 Anne Brown unmarried girl </item></ul> <ul><item> aged eighteen years, very light mulatto in Color. Purchased from William Bekett of Baltimore City in State of Maryland. The lowest estimated value for above mentioned girl would be five hundred dollars.

And your said Petitioner William B Kibbey of Washington City would further state that he has always and does still true and faithful allegiance bear to the Government of the United States. Also that he has not borne arms against the United States during the Present Rebellion nor has he in any way shape manner or form given aid or comfort Thereto. All of which said William B Kibbey respectfully submits.


Personally appeared before me Charles Walter a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and District aforesaid, in my said County & District this twenty ninth day of April 1862 William B Kibbey of Washington City D.C. Petitioner in aforegoing Petition and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the matter as stated in said Petition are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Signed before me this 29th day of April 1862.

Chas. Walter J.P.
Petition or Statement of William B Kibby To Commissioners appointed under act of Congress of
April 16th, 1862.
Filed 29th April 1862
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