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[Southern] Historical & Genealogical Treasures
U.S.A. MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL TREASURES.
Sorted by surname, given name, state, county (see below)
Slaves Listed in Estate Inventory Book DD1
Southern Claims Commission's Report to Congress on Disallowed Claims for the years 1871-1874. Scanned images and indexes. While these are not the complete claims, Billy Markland, the webmaster, is purchasing copies, scanning the images and indexing the claims as his time (and funds) permit. The 1871 digests consist of claims from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
There are also claimants and witnesses from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, as well as one ship's captain whose state was unidentified.
Background: "An act of [U.S.] Congress, approved March 3, 1871, provided that the President nominate three commissioners of claims (to be confirmed by the Senate) to receive, examine, and consider the claims of "those citizens who remained loyal adherents to the cause and the Government of the United States during the war [Civil War], for stores or supplies taken or furnished during the rebellion for the use of the Army of the United States in States proclaimed as in insurrection against the United States." By an act approved May 11, 1872, this clause was extended to include property used by the Navy. The commissioners were to satisfy themselves of the loyalty of each claimant; certify the amount, nature, and value of the property taken or furnished; report their judgment on each claim in writing to the House of Representatives at the beginning of each session of Congress.
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