Title: Petition of Jacob Jenifer, 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).

Civil War Washington ID: cww.01112

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

Joseph Turner having claim to the service or labor of the undersigned and having refused 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 16th 1862, you will please file the annexed Schedule in pursuance of an act supplementary to the above recited act approved 12th July 1862.

The undersigned resided in said District at the passage of the original Act as well as the supplementary Act, and since December 1861—

his X mark Jacob Jenifer
Name Sex Age Remarks
Jacob Jenifer male 61 years Color Dark Brown
Joseph Turner by Jacob Jenifer
Schedule under Amended Act
Cert​ issued
Idfd​ by Tho Blount
Filed 12th January 1863
Recorded in Manumission Record No. 2 folio 119
The Commissioners, satisfied on the testimony of Francis R. May & T. M. Bount that the petitioner is entitled to free papers under the act within referred to, order the same to be so reported to the Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Dist. of Columbia.

Wm R. Woodward
Clerk EmnComrs
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