Application of Thomas P. Burris

Title: Application of Thomas P. Burris
Creator: Thomas P. Burris
Description: This is Thomas P. Burris’s application for compensation from the United States government for the military service of his slave, Phillip. The application, dated November 10, 1866, includes an oath of allegiance to the United States, a power of attorney transfer to Isaac C. Dodge, and the signature of a notary public in Cooper County, Missouri. A note in pencil on the fourth page indicates that the application was rejected. Attached are two bills from 1855 declaring the sale of slaves to Burris, of Howard County, Missouri.
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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