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
County of Washington, to wit:

On this sixteenth day of November A. D. 1857 personally appeared before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace for the county aforesaid, William Henry Upperman and made oath in due form of law that George Lucas a colored boy aged twenty two years of the county of Washington D. C. was born free, and that no one has a claim against his freedom according to his best knowledge & beliefs.

Given under my hand & seal this 16th day of November 1857.

Chas. Walter J. P. {seal}