Title: Petition of Philip Downer, 29 July 1862
Date: July 29, 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 Downer, 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.01033
Wm. F. Cheek of Fredericksburg, Va having failed or refused to file his claim for the service or labor of the undersigned in your office as 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 before and at the time of the passage of said act of 16th April 1862 with his late owner's consent.
|Philip Downer||Male||23 years||Light Mulatto|
his X mark Philip Downer
C. B. Baker
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Thomas Finnall 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
Thomas Finnall. I know servant and that he belonged for a long time to Mr Cheek of Fredericksburg. I have hired him out as agent of Mr Cheek. he was here on 16 April 1862