Title: Petition of Kitty Francis, 31 July 1862

Date: July 31, 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.01115

TEI/XML: cww.01115.xml

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

John Wilson of Washington, 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 states that the undersigned has resided in said District since the year 1824 or thereabout and has resided therein since the [no handwritten text supplied here] day of [no handwritten text supplied here] 1862, by and with the consent of [no handwritten text supplied here] said [no handwritten text supplied here] Name, Kitty Francis Age, about 38 years Sex, Female Remarks, Your Petitioner was purchased by said John Wilson of & from John [Hilton?] of this City, & she has been a house servant with Mr Wilson since the said purchase—

her X mark. Kitty Francis
Witness John Carroll Brent
Attorney for Petitioner
Schedule of Kitty Francis
under Act of July 12 1862
Filed July 31st 1862
John Carroll Brent
Attorney for [illegible]
papers paid
Recorded in Manumission Record No 2 folios 68 & 69
Cert​ given Idfd​ by J. C. Brent Esqr​.
Transcription and encoding: Janel Cayer, Elizabeth Lorang, and Kenneth J. Winkle.