Title: Petition of Philip Meredith, 30 June 1862
Date: June 30, 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 Philip Meredith, 2 August 1862
Date: August 2, 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.01028
General Robert Lee of Virginia late of Arlington Heights 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
since the for the last five years and has resided therein since the 16 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of the said Robert Lee
his X mark Philipip Meredith
In presence of
Geo. E. H. Day
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of James Eveleth, 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 of Comn
Aug 2, 1862
Gen Robert Lee late
of Arlington Heights
James Eveleth. I know servant perfectly well and have for 30 years as servant of Robert E. Lee formerly of U. S. Army now in Rebel service. He has been here for years with master's knowledge. When Gen Lee went south he left servant in District. Have had frequent conversations with Gen Lee in which Gen Lee expressed regret that he owned servant & wished he was free
Philip Meredy, a colored man, the slave of Col R. E. Lee, of the Corps of Engineers has this day paid me Seven dollars and fifty cents which, when added to Fifty one dollars heretofore paid me at different times under authority from his master makes a total of Fifty Eight dollars and fifty cents for which amount he is to receive credit from Col Lee on account of Service due to him.
Agent for Col R. E. Lee