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.”

Affidavit of freedom, Theo. Ross
Filed 10th August 1857


District of Columbia
County of Washington, to wit:

On this tenth day of August A. D. 1857 before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, personally appeared Jane Fagans and made oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that she knows Theodore Ross and Martha M. Ross, negroes aged about twenty two and eighteen years respectively and now before me, from their birth and that she knew the mother of said negroes before their birth and that she knows the said Theodore Ross and Martha M. Ross to be free and to have been born free.

Sworn before me,
Wm. Woodward, J. P.