Title: Petition of Lewis Howard, 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 Lewis Howard, 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.01044
Bushrod W. Hunter of [no handwritten text supplied here] 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 year 1861 and has resided therein since the 14 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of the said Bushrod W. Hunter
|Lewis Howard||28||male||Color Dark Coffee 5 ft 8 inches|
his X markLewis Howard
In presence of
Geo. E. H. Day
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of the Rev. John C. Smith 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 July 29th 1862.
Columbus Alexander. All I can say is I believe this to be Bushrod W. Hunter's handwriting. I can't say positively but I believe.
John C. Smith. I know this boy 8 or 9 years, lived opposite to me. He was Bushrod W. Hunters servant. He was not hired in District. He came over to see his family who lived opposite to me. I have no doubt he was and has been here with knowledge and consent of B.W. Hunter.
May 13th 1861
My servant Lewis Howard has my general permission to pass to and from Washington City to visit his family.
Bushrod W. Hunter