Title: Petition of John Brown, 12 August 1862

Date: August 12, 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).

Civil War Washington ID: cww.01102

TEI/XML: cww.01102.xml

To Hon.​ Commissioners of Emancipation

John Brown Your Petitioner represents that he was the Slave of Richard Pettit of Georgetown Dist of Columbia That he is a free man under the act of Congress passed April 16th 1862 that the said Robert Pettit have never filed a Petition under the late act of Congress Claiming Compensation from the United States, Your Petitioner prays that a Certificate of his Freedom may be granted to him by requesting the Clerk of the Circuit Court to grant him his freedom paper and as in duty bound will every pray

R P Jackson Atty​ for Petitioner
JGS 589
John Brown
Amended Act.
Filed Aug 12th 1862
Transcription and encoding: Janel Cayer, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth J. Winkle.