Race and Slavery Petitions Project

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PAR Number 20486251

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Mary E. Chinn, a twenty-two-year-old "Mulatto" woman, states that she is owned by John Henry Smith, of Baltimore, Maryland. She seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486254

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. John Nichols, a "Dark Mulatto" man, twenty-three years of age, states that he is owned by Lucy J. Tidball, of Winchester, Virginia. He seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486260

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Samuel Mackall, a forty-five-year-old "mulatto" man, states that he is owned by Matthew Duvall of Prince George's County, Maryland, "by reason of African descent and acquired title." He seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486262

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Rachel Chapman, a "dark" woman, sixty-five years of age, states that she is owned by the estate of Teresa Burgess of Maryland. The estate officials failed to file the schedule of slaves as required by law. Chapman annexes a schedule and asks the court to file it.

PAR Number 20486263

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. A family of slaves belonging to Dr. Septimus J. Cook, of Prince George's County, Maryland, seeks their freedom.

PAR Number 20486268

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Rosetta Gantt, a "Dark Mulatto" woman, thirty-two years of age, states that she is owned by Sarah Webster of California. She seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486269

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Lois Bouzer states that she is owned by R. M. Harrison of Maryland. She seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486270

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. William Barber, a "Black" man, thirty-nine years of age, states that he is owned by Eliza Dent, of Prince George's County, Maryland. He seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486271

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Philip Downer, a "Light Mulatto" man, twenty-three years old, states that he is owned by William F. Cheek, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486272

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Jesse Chinn, a "Dark Mulatto" man, twenty-seven years of age, states that he is owned by Mrs. Frances Gibson of Virginia. He seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486275

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Charity Ann Mockabee, a "dark" woman, twenty-five years of age, states that she belongs to Nathan Cook of Montgomery County, Maryland. She seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486276

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Jane Russell, a twenty-six-year-old woman, belonging to Edward Sangston of Alexandria, Virginia, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486277

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Cornelius Thornton, a "dark" twenty-three-year-old man, belonging to Daniel Fitzugh of Fairfax County, Virginia, seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486278

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Mary Eliza Wright, a "dark," forty-three-year-old woman belongs to Maria DeFord of Virginia. She seeks her freedom and that of her three-year-old-daughter, Margaret L. Wallace.

PAR Number 20486282

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Nelly Gardner, a "dark mulatto" woman, sixty years of age, belonging to Amelia Young, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486283

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Sophia Caroline Jones, a "Brown Black" twenty-three-year-old woman, belonging to Hannah Ward, of Prince George's County, Maryland, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486287

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners, and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Four slaves, belonging to Daniel Fitzhugh, seek their freedom. They include Sina Ellen Pearson, age twenty-six, Lucretia Wilson, age fifty-one, Martha Ann Hollis, age twenty, and her six-month-old daughter, Sina Ellen Hollis.

PAR Number 20486292

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Mary Ridout, a "Mulatto" woman, sixty years of age, belonging to Eliza Powers, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486293

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. George Robertson, a twenty-seven-year-old "Mulatto" man, belonging to Margaret Wise, of Virginia, seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486294

State: District of Columbia Year: 1862
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor or absentee owners and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Caroline Ransall, a forty-four-year-old woman of "Dark complexion," belonging to Charles Slemmer, of Norristown, Tennessee, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486309

State: District of Columbia Year: 1863
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor masters, absentee owners, and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Maria Stevenson, belonging to Caroline Noland, of Montgomery County, Maryland, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20486313

State: District of Columbia Year: 1863
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor masters, absentee owners, and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Francis Beckett, a "Dark Brown" man, thirty-four years of age, belonging to Fletcher R. Veitch of Maryland, seeks his freedom.

PAR Number 20486315

State: District of Columbia Year: 1863
Location: Washington Location Type: County

Abstract: On 16 April 1862, Congress passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Owners were required to file a schedule of slaves with the court, which issued certificates of freedom. On 12 July 1862, another act permitted minor masters, absentee owners, and slaves themselves to file for certificates of freedom. Eliza Johnson, a slave belonging to Caroline Noland, of Montgomery County, Maryland, seeks her freedom.

PAR Number 20584905

State: Florida Year: 1849
Location: Jackson Location Type: County

Abstract: James C. Mansfield, guardian of Mary Mathews Nowland, states that his ward, who resides in Delaware, is entitled to slaves in Jackson County, Florida. He asks the court to authorize sale of the slaves "for the maintainance & education of his said ward."

PAR Number 20683113

State: Georgia Year: 1831
Location: Elbert Location Type: County

Abstract: James Carpenter agreed to act as the overseer on William W. Smith's South Carolina plantation in exchange for "ten thousand pounds of seed Cotton as certain wages" and "one half of all the Cotton which your petitioner should make" on Smith's plantation "over and above seventy five thousand pounds." Carpenter claims that he fulfilled his end of the agreement. Moreover, Carpenter lent Smith $733.22 to buy agricultural supplies in addition to "managing his hands and negroes." Carpenter contends that Smith has not honored his financial obligations. He sues Smith for $2,000 in damages.

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