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Decatur House Slave Quarters - Photo 4

Decatur House Slave Quarters - Photo 4

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National Archives, Record Group 21

Decatur House Slave Quarters - Photo 4

This petition was filed on behalf of Julia Ten Eyck, the daughter of John and Providence Gadsby. John Hollins McBlair, Julia's brother-in-law, verified the enslaved status of Celia King, Henry King, Jr., and Lewis Williams. These three individuals signed this document with an "X" next to each of their names in order to receive their certificates of freedom.

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