Title: Petition of Stephen Smith, 22 July 1862
Date: July 22, 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 Stephen Smith, 23 July 1862
Date: July 23, 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.01073
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You will please file and record in your office the annexed statement and schedule, under the provisions of an act of Congress, entitled "An act for the relief of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," approved April 16th, 1862: & an act amendatory thereto approved July 12th 1862
|Stephen Smith||40||male||Dark Copper Color about 5 ft 3 inches high|
The persons mentioned in the foregoing schedule were by reason of African descent and acquired title, the property, and by [no handwritten text supplied here] held to service and labor in the District of Columbia at the time the act of Congress above cited was approved, the benefit of which is hereby claimed by Nathaniel M. McGregor of Washington City D.C.
This Petitioner represents that he has resided in said District more than five years last past and still resides therein—that said McGregor did not file his schedule under the provisions of said acts & this Petitioner files this his petition in lieu thereof according to the provisions of an act approved July 12, 1862 amendatory to said act of April 16, 1862
his X mark Stephen Smith
In presence of
Geo E H Day
The Commissioners satisfied on the testimony of John Wheeler of the truth of the within statements order the same to be so certified to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.
Wm R Woodward clk
John Wheeler. Known servant Stephen for 10 years. first knew him in the store of Rich J. Ryon. Since 1855 he has been in Mr McGregors employ. Don't know ownership. Reputed as McGregors servant. always heard he belonged to McGregor. Have no doubt in my own mind that he is McGregors. known him there constantly at McGregors store.