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Claim resulting from burning of canal boats by Russell

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The United States
To the Allegany Mining Company - Dr

For property destroyed by burning on Wednesday the 17th day of September at Williamsport Maryland by the Military of the United States
as follows to wit

One canal boat – Eliza Benner $600.00 (Six hundred dollars)

State of Maryland, Washington County, to wit –
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of March 1863 personally appeared before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace of said county and State, Owen Ardinger, A. D. McCardell, L. L. Neal credible and disinterested citizens of the town of Williamsport, Maryland and made oath in due forms of law that they were present at the burning of the property mentioned in the foregoing account or statement, that the same was the property and the possession of the said Allegany Mining Company, that it was set on fire and burned up by a portion of cavalry in the service of the United State and that the said burning took place on Wednesday the 17th of Sept 1862 at about two o’clock in the afternoon of said day and they further made oath that they value and appraise the property above consumed at six hundred dollars and that the same is fairly and bonafide set down in the above account.
Sworn before J.Rhode (?), J. P
Owen Ardinger, A. D. McCardell, L. L. Neal (?)

State of Maryland, Washington County, to Wit
I, Isaac Nesbitt, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Washington, DO Hereby Certify that J. Rhode, Esquire before whom the above and annexed Affidavits were made and who hath thereupon subscribed his name was at the time of so doing one of the Justices of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for said County, duly elected, commissioned and sworn:
In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of the Circuit Court aforesaid, this 20th day of March, AD 1863
Isaac Nesbitt, Clerk


Isaac Nesbitt

Roberta A. Waltersdorf

This document was made available by Roberta A. Waltersdorf, and is used with permission.


Collection Location:
Hagerstown, MD

United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Correspondence; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Eastern US, 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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