Title: Petition of Washington Childs, 25 July 1862
Date: July 25, 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 Washington Childs, 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.01061
Thomas A Withers having failed or neglected to file his schedule or petition & having claim to the service or labor of Washington Childs said Withers having failed to file his schedule as provided in Act of Congress Concerning Emancipation approved April 16, 1862 This Petitioner files his petition in lieu therof under the provisions of an act amendatory to said act approved July 12, 1862 Petitioner shows that he has resided in said district during nearly or quite five years last past & still resides within said District by & with the Consent of said Thomas Withers Petitioner further states that his name is Washington Childs his age is 33 & Color Called Copper Color & 6 ft 2 inches in height & has a large hair mole on the right side of his chin
his X mark Washington Child
In presence of
Geo E H Day
I am sorry to write to let you know that my health is no better I had not bin out of the yard since the 6th of January but the [illegible] are all well & I hope this may reach you and Susan in good health Washington I made a provision for you that is to pay me two hundred Dollars and go whare you pleas since you hire last year $125—& fifteen Dollars due me before that you would have nothing to pay I want you to get me a barrel of good sugar & sacks of coffee and 2 bolts of cotton & pound of best Tea that is if you can send the tea & cotton by express you had better have a clear discharge drawn & come fourth with and I will assign it the [illegible] you had better send to the care of W W [Bowler?] by express and come your self or any friend you have in Fredericksburg to take charge of— the balance of the money you can bring me so it will not cost you a Dollar to come & you Washington attend to this as I stand now in need of money & grocery I now you cant think hard of this if you kew my circomstance & you will be at liberty for life
Thos A Withers
Commissioners satisfied on the testimonies of L. J. [Rothrock?] & the annexed letter & envelope of the [forstated?] [author?] order the same to be so certified to the clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
Wm. R. Woodward