Title: Petition of Harry Upsher, 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 Henry Upsher, 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.01049
Mrs Elizabeth Upsher 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 during 8 years and has resided therein since the 16 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of [no handwritten text supplied here] said Elizabeth Upsher
his X mark Harry Upsher
John F. Cook
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of John F. Cook, 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
Clerk Emancipation Commissioners
John F Cook (colored) I know servant Henry Upsher 5 or 6 years past belonged to Mrs Elizabeth Upsher. always lived in the family and claimed by them. family went away leaving Henry to take charge of the house with orders to remain until house was blown up. He has remained here ever since. was here on 16th April 1862. Am son of John F Cook formerly member of Col Presbyterian Church.