Title: Evidence Relating to the Petition of William Hall, 18 July 1862
Date: July 18, 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.01064
Eliza V. Hall. I know William Hall he is my brother He belonged to Eliza V. Griffith. He has been here ever since February last. He was put in jail by mistress order. He was put in jail because he ran away. He was turned out two weeks after I dont know that his mistress knew where he was. She made no claim. He was in Alexandria part of the time—here every week—
has been publicly about streets since that time
Benedict [Milton?]—never saw man until today. dont know his name I [gave?] this list from the book.
runaway slave—Feby 5, 1862 Wm Hall [committed?] by F. I. Murphey discharged 15 Feby last by F. I. Murphey to F. [Wilton?]
Eliza V. Griffith's servant William Hall
July 18, 1862
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Janel Cayer, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth J. Winkle.