Title: Evidence Relating to the Petition of Coleman Smith, 26 July 1862

Date: July 26, 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.01058

TEI/XML: cww.01058.xml

Coleman Smith
servant of Edward Ford
Fairfax Co Va
John L. Edd. Have known servant for last 10 years in Alexa in Hotel [illegible] Been here since 14th last March. I cannot say any thing about his being here with the consent of his master I know he hired himself to Mr Newton, Mr Green & Mr Hefflebower.
servant says he had [written?] papers from my master for 10 years to hire where I pleased. and to pay master $10 [illegible]. I showed the paper to Sam Hefflebower Hotel Keeper in Alexandria I run on steamer boat—Mr George & John Mattingly's steam boat. CaptW. Mitchell I belonged to Edward Ford of Fairfax Co Va very old man, [illegible] kind of secessionist
cert​ is withheld
Coleman Smith
July 26
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