Title: Petition of Mary E. Chinn, 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 Mary E. Chinn, 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 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.01042
John Henry Smith of Baltimore Maryland 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 16 April and has resided therein since the 16 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of her owner said John Henry Smith
Mary E. Chinn
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of James Adams, residing on 4 ½ St. Island, 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.
Wm. R. Woodward
James Adams on the Island. knows the girl she belonged to Mr Randall of Anapolis she belonged until the 16th April last to John Henry Smith. She has been here for some years. She was here by the knowledge & consent of master.