Title: Petition of Cornelius Thornton, 2 August 1862

Date: August 2, 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.01113

TEI/XML: cww.01113.xml

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

Daniel Fitzhugh of Fairfax County Virginia 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 for the past six months and has resided therein since the 16 day of April 1862, by and with the consent of the said Daniel Fitzhugh

Name, Cornelius Thornton Age, 23 Sex, Male Remarks, Dark Color

his X mark Cornelius Thornton
C. B. Baker
paid .50
Petition of Cornelius Thornton
Filed Aug. 2d 1862
[W. Wren?]
Transcription and encoding: Janel Cayer, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth J. Winkle.