Title: Petition of John F. Chin, 28 July 1862
Date: July 28, 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 John F. Chinn, 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 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.01037
Frances B. Gibson of Prince Williams County 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 16th and has resided therein since the 12 day of May 1862, by and with the consent of him the said Frances B Gibson.
his X mark John F Chin
In presence of
George E H Day
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Judge Purcell, of the truth of the within statement, order the same to be so reported to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Dist. of Columbia. Hon. M. Mullvey of Ky. may be referred to.
Judge Wm F Purcell. Know servant. Knew him in Prince William Co V. Belonged to what was called Chinn family of servants He belonged to Col John B. Gibson.
Have seen servant here frequently in this city Interior Dept during last year. Servant was here sometime before the [country troubles broke out?]. Mrs Gibson lived at Fleetwood 3 miles from Brentsville Prince Wm Co. 8 miles from Manasses