Title: Petition of Mary Eliza Wright, 6 August 1862
Date: August 6, 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 Mary Eliza Wright, 6 August 1862
Date: August 6, 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.01021
Maria DeFord of Virginia at Richmond having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned, and having refused or neglected to file in your office the statement in writing or schedule provided for in the 9th section of the Act of Congress, entitled "An act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in said District," approved April 16, 1862, you will please file this petition or schedule in lieu thereof, in pursuance of the provisions of an act supplementary to said act which said last mentioned act was approved July 12, 1862. This petitioner further state that the undersigned has resided in said District with her child named below since the beginning of April and has resided therein since the 16th day of April 1862, by and with the consent of her said mistress's family, she having been gone a year
|Mary Eliza Wright||43||female||dark|
X M. E. Wright
A C Spalding
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Charles [B.?] Mackee 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.
Wm. R. Woodward Clerk to Commissioners
Chas. B. Mackee. I believe Mary E. Wright was servant of Mrs Deford she was servant in my house for some months and I paid wages to Mrs Deford. was here 16 April. did not run away but was here with Mrs Defords consent
Margaret L. Wallace