Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863.


National Archives Microfilm Publication M433, Roll 3
“Manumission Papers, 1857-1863.”

District of Columbia, Washington County, to wit, on this 23rd day of Sept. 1857 personally appears Joseph H. Bradley Jr. before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in & for the said county and makes oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that he is well acquainted with a yellow boy named Dennis Taylor about fourteen years of age and knows him to be free and born free in the city of Washington D. C.

H. Naylor J. Peace