Title: Petition of Catharine A. M. Maddox, 22 May 1862

Date: May 22, 1862

Source Text: A microfilm reproduction of the original document held at the National Archives and Records Administration, Microcopy 520, Reel 3. 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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To. the Emancipation Commissioners.—

I Catharine A. M. Maddox reside Corner of N. 3d Streets East 5th Ward Washington City D C

State that at the time of the passage of the act I held a claim for the service or labour​ of a person of African descent—Mary E. McKinsy a Mulatto woman she is five ft. one inch in height thought very good looking—she has fine suit of hair good teeth and figure (age) I obtained from the Inventory & Appraisement of the good's & Chattels and personal estate, of my father William R. Maddox late of Washington County (deceased) as made by Griffith Combe—and Thomas Blagden on 10th & 11th of January 1838; Under authority from the Judge of the Orphan's Court of said County said woman, Mary E. McKinsy—was then a child 3. years old—I heired her from that Estate—she is now in her 27th year——I also hold a claim for the service or labour, of her daughter—Charlotte, K. E. McKinsy who was borned​ on 4th of Apl 1856, she is now in her 7th year—a very smart girl

I have been offered repeatedly for mother & daughter fifteen hundred dollars in cashas Mary E. McKinsy will swear She is worth that to me she is a valuable servant for her work as I can prove.

I further state That I am a true & loyal Citizen of the United States, and have not borne Arm's Against them during the present rebelion​ or in any way given aid or comfort thereto

I have not brought the slave into the district since the passage over  of this act—I further state that the Claim dos not originate by virtue of any transfer made by any person who has in any manner aided or sustained the rebellion against the United States—I close by asking the Board to determine the validity of the Claim and report the same to the Secretary of the Treasury in conformity with the provisions of the Act

Catharine A. M. Maddox

I Catharine A. M. Maddox being Duly Sworn do depose and Say, that all the Several Matters and things which are set forth and stated in the foregoin​ petition, as of my own knowledge are true in substance and fact and that all the several other matters and things therein set forth and stated as from the information of Others I believe to be true in Substance and in fact

Catharine A. M. Maddox

Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 22d day of May 1862

Wm R. Woodwoard clerk &c
Catharine A. M. Maddox
Thomas Blagden Esq
Mrs Josephine Andrews
Mary E. McKinsy
Filed May 22, 1860
Dr L. McKim
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