Title: Petition of George Robertson, 3 October 1862
Date: October 3, 1862
Source Text: A microfilm reproduction of the original document held at the National Archives and Records Administration, Microcopy 433, Reel 3. The original document is held in the Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1685–2004, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 21. Within the National Archives' Archival Description Catalog, see ARC Identifier 4314547 / MLR Number NC-2 33 (http://arcweb.archives.gov).
Title: Evidence Relating to the Petition of George Robertson, 3 October 1862
Date: October 3, 1862
Source Text: A microfilm reproduction of the original document held at the National Archives and Records Administration, Microcopy 520, Reel 6. 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).
Civil War Washington ID: cww.01001
Mrs. Margaret Wise of Virginia having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned, and having refused or failed to file in your office the statement in writing or Schedule provided for in the 9th section of the Act entitled "An Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia" approved 16th April 1862— You will please file the annexed Schedule in pursuance of an act supplementary to the above recited act approved 12th July 1862—
|George Robertson||27 years||Male||Mulatto|
his X mark George Robertson
J. M. Hanson
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Wm. A. Boss of the truth of the within statement, order the same to be so reported to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia. Oct. 3 1862.
Wm. R. Woodward
Clerk to Commissioners
William A. Boss I know servt to be property of Mrs Wise in this way I was called on as Police Officer by Mrs Wise to [illegible] some thing in relation to servant [of?] hers. Known him 15 years been here all time. never missed him from City. Been employed in Livery stable and driving cart in my neighborhood. I know he was here 16 April. When Dr Garnett left him long before passage of Emancipation Act he offered reward for boy & I was searching for him Mrs Wise left here some time in spring of 1861.