Application of John M. Davis

Title: Application of John M. Davis
Creator: John M. Davis
Description: This is John M. Davis’s application for compensation from the United States government for the military service of his slave, Forest Mauphin. Mauphin served in the 65th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops, Company K. The application, dated January 1, 1867, includes an oath of allegiance to the United States, a statement that Davis lawfully purchased his slave, and the signatures of four witnesses and a notary public in Chariton County, Missouri. Attached is the August 8, 1850 bill declaring the sale of Forest Mauphin to John M. Davis for $300.
Owning organization: National Archives at Kansas City
Document Type: legal_document
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the National Archives at Kansas City at: 400 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: (816) 268-8000, E-mail: kansascity.archives@nara.gov Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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