The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962 Page: 62

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Si State ftll name of Claimants. Administrators, ke., must end with Petition letters of administration auly certified under
seal of Court.
VI. Each material averment of the Petition snuntd be corroborated by at least vwo credible and disinterested witnesses, and
their sworn statements should be filed with the Petition or as soon thereafter as possible.
To the Honorable SeoretaUr of the Treasury,
Under the Act of Congress of May 18, 1872.
e petition of
respectfully represents:
That your petitioner is now residing at ...............................................................................n the
County of...................... .................... State of................................ ................
that at the time the cotton, for the. proceeds of which claim is now made, was seized...................................
was residing at............. .................., in the Ctounty of ...... ..........................................
State of............................................ ........... ; that after the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred
and sixty-five, to wit: on or about the ........... .......day of ....................................... ..........., 186
was the lawful owner of...............................................bales (1).............................
cotton, weighing ................................................................................................pounds, and-marked
Of his own knowledge, your petitioner avers and states the facts to be:
That on or about the day last aforesaid, at...................................in the County of
.........................................., tate of........................................, (2)......................................,
.............................................an (3) ............................of the Government of the United States, unlaw-
fully and in violation of his instructions, seized said ....................................................................bales
of cotton, weighing and marked as aforesaid, and conveyed the same to..................................... .........
(4)
Novas.-l. Here state kind and quality of the cotton.
.. Here give, if known, name or names of the person or persons by whom the seizure was made.
3. An officer or agent.
4. Here state all the other material circumstances connected with the seisure and disposition of the cotton, and if a
voucher or receipt was given for the cotton, attach it to the petition.

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