Title: Petition of Mary Blackiston, 9 January 1863

Date: January 9, 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).

Civil War Washington ID: cww.01103

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To John A. Smith Esq.​, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.

James S Holland of Washington City District of Columbia having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned, and having refused or neglected to file in your office the statement in writing 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 said District," approved April 16, 1862, you will please file this petition or schedule in lieu thereof, in pursuance of the provisions of an act supplementary to said act which said last mentioned act was approved July 12, 1862. This petitioner further state that the undersigned has resided in said District since the [no handwritten text supplied here] and has resided therein been employed therein since the 16th day of April 1862, by and with the consent of him the said James S Holland

Name, Mary Blackiston Age, 22nd Sex, female Remarks, Dark Olive 5 ft high

her X mark Mary Blackiston
Lucy Blackiston
by her next friend Geo E H Day

In presence of
Ed. J. Curtis
Recorded in Manumission Record No. 2 folio 79—
Filed January 9th 63.

The Commissioners, on the testimony of James S. Holland as to within Statement, which he admits under oath to be correct, order this to be returned accordingly to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia.

Wm R. Woodward Clerk EmnComrs
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