Title: Petition of Eliza Lee, 30 October 1862

Date: October 30, 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.01107

TEI/XML: cww.01107.xml

To John A Smith Clerk of the Circuit Court for the Dist of Cola

Lucy Foulks of the 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 an Act of Congress entitled "An Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia" Approved April 16th 1862

You will please file the annexed Schedule in pursuance of an act Supplementary to the above recited act approved July 12th 1862.

The undersigned resided in Said District before and at the time of the passage of Said act and for twenty five years previous with the consent of her owner

Eliza Lee aged about 40 years, Black, Height about 4 feet 10 inches

her X mark Eliza Lee
L. Lindsley
Lucy Lee
Filed Oct 30th 1862
Recorded in Manumission Record No. 2 folios 97 & 98
Transcription and encoding: Janel Cayer, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth J. Winkle.