Title: Petition of Annanias Page, 30 July 1862
Date: July 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 Annanias Page, 1 August 1862
Date: August 1, 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.01030
Lucy J. Tidball, of Winchester, Virginia, having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned, and having failed or refused to file her claim therefor in your office 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 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. The undersigned resided in Washington D.C. before and at the time of the passage of said act of 16th April 1862, with the consent of said owner.
|Ananias Page||Male||31 years||Light Mulatto|
his X mark Ananias Page
Jno. M. Hanson
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Asbury Lloyd, 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 Comms
Asbury Lloyd. recognise servant. I was sometime since called on to bring sert [in Kirkwoods for hire of this boy?] in the name of Mrs Tidball. I received letter from Mrs Tidball since saying that she was entitled to the hire. The boy had a [illegible] from Mrs Tidball to hire himself.
This is the letter from Mrs T. to servant and is in same handwriting as the one I received from Mrs T. two or three days ago directing me to collect the money.
March 8th 61
I received from Mr Edward Tidball yesterday [Night?] the money due for your Hire to the Mrs T. knowing next Monday is the 11 day of the month, when it will be due again. I want you to collect it without fail, and hand it to me next week. I had to pay [illegible] this morning what I received yesterday. You have been very punctual in remitting your money. I hope you will continue to do so, and I want it every month, at present, and I look to you to get it.
Miss Susan Burwell requests you will get Peter's hire, and hand it to her yourself. She says she looks to you to do it, and to get him a place if he is out of one. She [had?] never heard from him since he went to Washington, except what you wrote. it did seem strange to me my Servant scattered about in this way. please tell John I have writen twice to him once to the Washington House, and once to Browns Hotel, ask him if he got the letters, and tell him I wish to hear from him and to receive his Hire.
I have had no letter from George either. tell him I want to hear from him. I shall have to get some gentleman in Washington to see to my business, now that Mr Tidball is gone. it is so troublesome and uncertain geting money in this way. but I look to you as a faithful Servant to do the best you can for me and help me, and save me trouble, as to George and John. remember me to them.
Your friends are well and [desire?] their love to all. I hope you take good care of yourself and keep steady. these uncertain times.
Lucy J Tidball