Application for Compensation

Title

Application for Compensation

Subject

Slavery, Civil War

Description

This is Horace Kingsbury’s application for compensation from the United States government for the military service of his slave, Albert Cavanaugh. The application, dated November 8, 1866, includes an oath of allegiance to the United States, a statement that Kingsbury lawfully purchased his slave, a power of attorney transfer to Isaac C. Dodge, and the signatures of two witnesses and a notary public in Cooper County, Missouri. A note in pencil on the seventh page indicates that the application was rejected. Also included is Albert Cavanaugh’s enlistment form, signed and dated January 11, 1864.

Creator

Horace Kingsbury; James D. Jourdain; John W. Lee; Albert Cavanaugh; R. Hudson; Franklin Swap

Publisher

Kansas City Public Library

Date

Nov 8 1866

Contributor

Rachel Cunningham

Rights

All Rights Reserved for the National Archives and Records Administration at Kansas City

Format

Jpeg

Type

Image

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Citation

Horace Kingsbury; James D. Jourdain; John W. Lee; Albert Cavanaugh; R. Hudson; Franklin Swap, “Application for Compensation,” Things That Speak: American Everyday Objects, accessed June 25, 2018, http://aeveryday.omeka.net/items/show/9.

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