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

On this 1st day of Oct. 1857 personally appears Mrs. Elizabeth Toole before the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said county, and makes oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that she is well acquainted with a yellow girl named Mary Virginia Howe, about eighteen years of age and knows her to be free and born free in Portsmouth, Virginia.

H. Naylor J. Peace