Title: Petition of Elizabeth Gilter, 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 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 Elizabeth Gilter, 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.01031
Elizabeth Grinnel of Fairfax Ct. House Virginia 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 Elizabeth resided in said District since the 14th April last and has resided therein since the 16 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of her said mistress
her X mark Elizabeth Gilter
Mrs Frank Corning
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Mrs. Sarah Frances Corning, 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
Sarah Francis Corning. I know servant. I know her to have been servant of Mrs Eliz Grinnel of [illegible].
She was living with Dr Page at time of passage of Emancipation act. She had lived with me for ten months previously.