Title: Petition of Sarah Allen, William Henry Allen, Sarah Allen, and Anna Allen, 12 January 1863
Date: January 12, 1863
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 Sarah Allen, William Henry Allen, Sarah Allen, and Anna Allen, 14 January 1863
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.01097
J. Pottinger McGill having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned and having refused to or failed to file in your office the statement 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 the District of Columbia" approved April 16, 1862.
You will please file in the annexed schedule in pursuance of an act supplementary to the above recited act approved 12th July 1862. The undersigned resided in said District before the passage of the original act and at the time of the passage of the said supplemental act.
her X mark Sarah Allen in behalf of herself and her three children, to wit William Henry Allen, Sarah Allen & Anna Allen.
|Sarah Allen||Female||32 years||Light Brown|
|William Henry Allen||Male||7 years||Dark Brown|
|Anna Allen||Female||3 years||Light Brown|
|Sarah Allen||Female||8 months||Light Brown|
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of [Devere Bun?], Adam Holland & T. M. Blunt of the truth of the within statement, order the same to be so reported to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.
Wm. R. Woodward
Clerk to Commissioners
Wm Henry Allen
[Devere Bun?] on or about 27th April—certainly not later. these servants came to my house on their way to city staid there a day or so & then came to city where they have been ever since. Did not live in city before act—lived just beyond District with Mr Gibson who lived just beyond bridge over northmost branch that empties into Eastern branch at Bladensburg—Mr Gibson is brother in law of Wm G. W White. I have no doubt—but dont know that fact—that master knew she was here. I think Mr White told me that Mr Gibson had notified master. our servant George the husband of Sarah lived after he left us openly in city I saw him often—There was no concealment Mr White wanted me to hire Sarah for him It was generally known that Sarah & children were here. I think Mr White wanted Sarah for Mr Gibson. I have not seen Mr Gibson
Miss Tucker who is the sister of Mrs Gibson met Sarah Allen in the street near our House and spoke to & shook hands with her and appeared very glad to see her and treated her very kindly. Miss Tucker lives with Mrs Gibson
I do hereby certify that Miss Holland signed the foregoing this day in my presence and she further stated that the interview above named took place during the Christmas Holy days last past
T M Blount
Sworn to by T. M Blount this 14 Jany 1863
Wm R. Woodward