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Augusta County: Freedmen's Bureau Register of Complaints


November 1865, W. Storer How

Nov 14 1865

Dinnah Ross. Complains that Mr Hushour owes her for two months Labor from April 3rd to June 1st 1865


Melinda Dyer complains that Mr Chample refuses to give her clothes for Hire.

Lusum Bell complains Mr Hushour at the insane Assylum owes her for two months Labor at five Dollars per month


Eliza Jackson complains that her Brother Samuel turned her out of Doors and drove her from his House under circumstances perticularly trying to her and refused to pay her her wages which he collected from her Employer.


William Crosby complains that the Freedmen in his precincts refuse to work out their [illeg.] [illeg.] supt precinct is on Morris Mill Road 2 1/2 ms from Staunton.

Edward Walton
Cherish Brigg complains that you owe her Seven Dollars that you borrowed of her if this is true you will please pay her


Abraham Griffith complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] Morris [deleted: complains] owes him three Dollars for [illeg.] [illeg.] which he refuses to pay

Harry Spears complains that George La--- owes him ten Dollars which he refuses to pay lives near Turks Gap.

Nov 27

Lucy Moore complains that Sarah Lavelle owes her for two months Hire at four Dollars ten months which she refuses to pay Lives near Mint Springs

Dolly Mines complains that John Dooms beat her boy in an unmerciful Manner lives on Winchester Pike 2 1/2 ms from Staunton

Samuel Shirpie complains that himself & four brothers have worked for the Widow Harper since the first of April & she refuses to pay them Lives on South River near Sherando Draft

James Richard complains that David Koiner owes him for seven months work which he refuses to pay Lives for Mo on Port Republic Road

Benjamin Robinson complains that Franklin Myers owes him for six weeks Hire at fifty ct per week

Joseph Jones complains that John Rich owes him for eight months & eleven days Hire at ten Dolls per month which he refuses to pay

Sherril Woods complains that Lucah Bouman owes his wife for Hire from about the first of March until about one week before Christmas which she refuses to pay, lives six ms from S on the Middlebrook Road

Allen Lewis complains that Daria H--ts owes him for hire from the Fall of Richmond to July 1st 1865 which he refuses to pay, lives on Christians Creek.

December 1865, W. Storer How

Dec. 22

Cases tried before the Asst Supt of Bureau Refugees, Freedmen &c and Board of Commissioners at Staunton, Va.

Wm J Shumate (w) vs Elijah Strother (F)
Defendant charged with assult and Battery and trespass.
Court met at 10 o'clock.

Testimony of Wm. J Shumate Complainant.
Defendant had been in my employ, but went off, then came back and said I was not satisfied with him - told him I was not. Defendant became angry, when I told him get his clothes, and leave my premises. Went in the kitchen where [illeg.] d---- knives and seemed much in a rage. Got my gun and approached him, when he went of. Def. came again to the Cabin, then [illeg.] struck him with a stick, collared him and took him to town.

James Spears (W) evidence for Plaintif.
Plain called me over to his house and asked my advice [deleted: my] about the matter. Said defendant came out of [illeg.] [illeg.] with knife drawn. Def. went off grumbling [illeg.] [illeg.] no threats to Mr. Shumate.

Thomas Stegdale (W) evidence for Plaintif.
Plaintif struck Def, several times with a stick [illeg.] [illeg.] went off saying he would make Plaintif pay for it.

Geo. Stegdale (W) Evidence for Plaintif.
Saw Def. come out of the cabin with his [illeg.] in his pocket. Plaintif struck Def. [illeg.] [illeg.] with a stick. Def. made no resistance.

Testimony of Elijah Strother (F) - Defendant
Went to Plaintifs house in the morning Plaintif asked me if I was going to work - told him no. Plaintif told me to leave. Went to the Cabin to get my clothes, there saw Plaintif approaching with gun and took my knife in my hand for protection. Plaintif said he would kill me

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if I did not leave in five minutes, and would blow my brains out if I came there again. Plaintif then struck me several times with stick. I made no resistance.

Benjamin Morton (F) testimony for Def.
Only saw the last part of the difficulty. Plaintif struck Def. several times with a stick - saw no arms.

Sarah Morton (F) testimony for Def.
Def. came to the cabin after his clothes. Plaintif struck Def. several times. Def could [added: not] have gotten his clothes in five minutes.

Charge of assault and Battery not sustained. Def. found guilty of trespass, and reprimanded by the Court, and instructed to keep off Mr. Shumates premises.
The Court then Adjourned

Kendal Rhodes (F) vs. Wm . McCausland & Whitmore (W)
Defendant charged with violently assaulting Plaintif with intent to maim Disfigure &c
Court met at 10 o'clock

Testimony of Kendal Rhodes (F) - Plaintif
[illeg.] that McCausland accused him of removing some hogs. Next day McCausland came to see him about the hogs. Did not call him any bad names. Drew a pistol and made him go to the Barn. McCausland and Whitmore attacked him McC. struck him [illeg.] blows on head and arm. Had a rock to defend himself. Did not use the rock.

Wm Swishers (W) testimony for [deleted: Plaintif] Defendant.
Saw nothing of the assault. Plaintif led him to believe that he referred to Defendant as having killed the hogs.

Wm . Harner's (W) testimony for Plaintif
Saw Whitmore raise the stick over Plaintif, who back to the stable and picked up a rock to defend himself with. Saw McCausland strike Plaintif with stick and then told Whitmore to hand him a pistol. McC struck Plaintif a heavy blow.

Doct. Kennerly's (W) testimony for Plaintif
There was a rumor about the hogs. Suppose the Blow was given on horseback, and that it would be heavier than if given on foot. Would not suppose the blow to be very serious. Defendants have a good character.

Whitmore to pay a fine of fifteen Dollars and give Bond to the sum of one hundred Dollars ($100.00) to keep the peace to all freedmen for 1 year. McCausland to pay a fine of five Dollars ($5.00) and give Bond in the sum of fifty Dollars ($50.00) to keep the peace against all Freedmen for one year.
Court adjourned

Lindsay Mitchel (F) vs Jacob Sherer (W)
Defendant charged with assaulting and beating Plaintif in the street of Staunton, Va.
Court met at 10 o'clock.

Testimony of Lindsay Mitchel (F) - Plaintif.
Was passing quietly along the street when Defendant threw a popcracker at him. Told Defendant not to repeat the offense when Defendant assaulted him, think other parties assisted in the assault.

Franklin Rhodes (F) testimony for Plaintif
Only saw blows passed between the parties. Plaintif asked Defendant not to throw squi- at him. Scherer then struck Plaintif.

Wm. Fretwell's (W) testimony for Plaintif
Thinks Scherer threw a squib. Saw Defendant going towards Plaintif, and had a knife in his hand. Knows that the squib was not thrown at any particular person.

J. Johnson's (W) testimony for Defendant
Saw Defendant throw a squib which struck Plaintif on his hat. No harm was intended.

Jacob Parent's (W) testimony for Defendant.
First saw Plaintif and Defendant fighting, Separated the parties.

Defendant discharged.
Court adjourned


January 1866, W. Storer How

Jan 1st 1866 Staunton June

Nancy Carter complains than Jno. Shuey owes her for the hire of her son from the fall of Richmond to 23 Dec. 1863. Also that Shuey will not deliver her sons clothing beding &c. Shuey lives 8 miles out on the Middlebrook Road.

Jefferson Nash complains, through Geo Steel that Robt. Banks will not pay [deleted: for] the value of a watch said money to have been paid 6 months since. [deleted: Steel] Banks lives in town. amt. $13

Thos Jefferson complains that R J Hope is indebted to him for services rendered from the fall of Richmond to 20th Oct. Case tried before the Court. Judgement for Plain for $1.50 settled.

Jacob Page complains that Jno R Circle owes him for services rendered from the fall of Rich. to June 1st Circle lives 8 miles below Waynesborough on South River

Hanible Lewis complains that Wm B Keys owes him for services rendered from the fall of Richmond to Dec 25th 1865 lives in town.

Ashbury Baily complains that Wm Newman is indebted to him the sum of $2.25

Reuben Brackenridge complains that James A Austen owes him for services rendered from the fall of Richmond to 25th Dec 1865 Austen lives on South river beween Greenville and Waynesborough.

Hanible Lewis complains that James Bumgardner refuses to deliver his daughter to him.

Jan 2nd

John Ashby (F) complains through John P How, Asst Supt at Winchester, that Alexander Gardner owes him for 30 Days services rendered. [deleted: Jo] Alex. Gardner lives at Mint Spring.

Wm Ingleman complains that Ben. Stewart owes him $19 for making and trimming part a coat Stewart has sent him word to sell the cloth as he was not able to pay for him Mr. Ingle has been authorized to sell the cloth and if he brings more than $19 - the excess is to be turned over to this office.

Archer Brack complains that [illeg.] Fishburn at Waynesborough will not fi-- him possession of a horse which is his property. Case dismissed.

Isac McChesney (F) complains that Wm L Dinkle owes him $10.28 Dinkle lives at Buffalo Gap. Complaint satisfied.

Isac Halker (F) complains that Washington Patterson owes him for three months labor Patterson lives 1 mile below Fishersville

Ashbury Baily complains that William Jordan residing ten miles [added: from] Lexington owes him fifteen Dollars Matter referred to Asst Supt at Lexington May 26th write to Asst Supt at Lexington Recd ans to effect nothing has been done

Charles Brown complains through Taylor Nichols that Henry Koiner will not deliver his child to him.

Chas Brown complains through Taylor Nichols that Jno Koiner will not deliver his child to him.

Jan 6th

Eliza Murray complains that her Husband Wm Murray deserted her some three weeks since and married another woman in Richmond. Matter referred to Lieut. Merril Asst Supt at Richmond.

Lavenia Carter complains that Mr. Houshour hired her son during the year 1864 for which to furnish him with board and clothing and has failed to furnish him with his winter shoes.

Harrison Keys complains that Richard Terril will not deliver a house in Waynesborough which Keys has rented Def treated the order with contempt

Harriet Irving complains that Jerome Sellers will not furnish her clothing as per agreement [illeg.] [illeg.] the girl or send her to this office address Churchville

Samuel M Hawkins Loyal White refugee complains the year 64 Rudolph Tusk rebel Quartermaster [illeg.] his horse for the allies of Rebel Government horse [illeg.] placed in Chas Byers possession who gave him to his Father in law Samuel Bell who used him for [illeg.] case to be considered.

Allen Stewart (F) complains that Wm Robinson owes him wages from the fall of Richmond to 1st Day of Jan. 66. Mr. Robinson will pay the amt. in about 2 weeks. Balance $14.00

Paid. Burke Henderson complains that Wm Snead owes him $12.25 amt paid.

Jan. 6

[Text from summary of: "Cases tried before the Asst Supt of Bureau Refugees, Freedmen &c and Board of Commissioners at Staunton, Va."]

James Roswell (F) V.s. Chas Jackson (F)
Defendant charged with assaulting and beating Defendant
Court met at 10 o'clock

James Roswell (F) Plaintifs testimony
Jacksons son promised a girl a shawl. Called me a liar son of a Bitch &c at Church. Jacksons son asked to go with him. Went to the house of Jackson father, Jacksons father then beat me without enquiring into the matter.

Testimony of Geo. N. Burgis, for Plaintif
Saw young Jackson hunting for Plaintif. Defendants son called Plaintif a son of a Bitch at church.

Testimony of Alexander Nallins for Plaintif
Saw Defendants son draw a knife on Plaintif. Plaintif did not want to [deleted: call] go and fight Defendants son, when Defendants son called Plaintif a d__m coward.

Chas Jackson's (F) testimony - Plaintif
Heard that my son and Roswell was in a fuss - warned my son not to have any difficulty, was at home and heard Roswell call my son out to settle the matter - went out and thrashed Plaintif

Testimony of James Queen (F) for Defendant
Saw Plaintif and Defendants son quarreling at Church. Saw Defendant strike Plaintif at Defendants house

Testimony of Wm Washington (F) for Defendant
Saw Plaintif and Defendants son clinch at Church. Heard nothing said

Testimony of Ben Downing (F) for Defendant
Saw Plaintif and Defendants son quarreling Defendants son swore he would whip Plaintif before he went away.

Defendant found guilty and fined three Dollars ($3.00)
Court adjourned

Jan 15th

Joshua Jons (F) complains that Washington Dudley (W) has charged him with receiving stolen corn from Jno Boyer (F) thus injuring his good name and character. Dudley lives two miles this of Churchville Def denied the charge.

Jan 15

Joseph Black (F) complains that Mr. Walker owes his daughter ten Dollars Def required to appear

Eliza Trimble complains through her husband Chas Trimble that Ben Lines, near Waynesborough will not deliver her clothing to her. Party notified Evidence to be sent in form of affidavit.

Betsey Lockley (F) complains that Morris Porter owes her for 5 or 6 months work. Defen. notified.

Frank Pai (F) complains that Geo. Moyers owes him $24.50 Def. required to appear. def will pay a part in a week and the balance some [added: time] after.

Joe Berry (F) complains that Jno Noonan (W) violently assaulted him by striking him on the head with a rock. Def ordered to appear

Jan 18

John [illeg.] ----estian complains that Marcelles Taylor (w) owes him ten Dollars [added: borrowed] from him under false pretense want his money. Taylor lives with L Harrison, Barber, Lynchburg to be referred to the Asst Supt at Lynchburg, Referred.

Jan 18th

John J Christian (F) complains that Betty Bird (F) borrowed two Dollars from him under false pretenses wants his money def. paid 1.50.

[deleted: Dave] A freedman named Dave Copple complains that Mr. [added: Add.] Henry owes him twenty Dollars Def lives at Midway.

James Harris complains that Harman Green owes him 7.50. Defendant to appear. Def admits the Debt and will pay as soon as he can.

Sarah Jackson [added: complains] that Caroline Minor stole 500 [illeg.] minor Def. is at Louisa [illeg.] House at Doct. McClains.

Joe Sawers (F) complains that James Hi--- (W) owes him a balance of $30 and fifty five bushels corn Def lives 1 mile above Churchville.

Jan 23

Sallie Price complains that Robert McCutchen owes her for two or three months pay since the fall of Richmond. Def ordered to appear.

" 24

John Venable complains that James Crawford (W) owes him three months wages. Def notified to appear.

Jan 25

Lewis Pryor (F) complains that John VanLear (W) assaulted him with a pitchfork - struck him and attempted to stab him with the same Def required to appear. Case dismissed.

Mrs. Julia Hurly (W) complains that Robt Kenney (F) is indebted to her in the sum of twenty two Dollars and fifty cents. def appeared - settled to the mutual satisfaction of both.

Mariah Moor complains that Henry Moore owes her five Dollars and that Bob Kenny owes her two dollars for a watch guard and Ben. Brock owes her seventy five cents.

Lucinda Brooks complains that Jacob Farmer has a horse which is her property. Def. notified to appear.

Addison Stewart (F) complains that Doct Theadore Davis has two children which he (Stewart) wishes possession of. Ordered that Doct. Davis retain the children in his possession.

Jan 31st

Freedman Isac complains that Joshua Jones and Geo See assailed his house with rocks and clubs and tried to get him out and threatened to kill him at some future time. Def ordered to appear.

Thomas [illeg.] Mitchell (W) complains that he has a child, 9 years of age in his possession and that an Uncle of the child wishes to take her away. Mr. Mitchell claims that he has taken care of the girl since she was born, clothed her &c and wishes her to be bound to him. M lives 5 miles west of Staunton on the Central R R.

Ann Banister (F) complains of Mr. MC Locklin in regard to a house. Def required to appear.

Hudson Harris complains for his wife that Jno Thomas owes her for 1 months pay Def required to appear. Def will pay for three weeks and wishes to have his house now occupied by Plaintif.

Jerry Brown (F) complains that Finley Humphreys near [deleted: Lexington] Greenville, owes him for more than two months work. Def required to appear.

May 25 Sent Notice to Humphries to appear. - Brown states that he has 6 six Bu of wheat of him since the [illeg.] [illeg.]. Settled by Lt. G.T. Cook June 11th 1866.

February 1866, W. Storer How

Feb. 1st 1866

Caroline Peneton (F) complains that her husband is in Charlestown and will not support her. has three children.

Kinny Brow (F) complains that John Avis former rebel Pro. Mar. of Staunton sold her in Richmond the first of last year and kept her bed, chest of valuable clothing, sold her furniture &c, Complain wants to bring action against him for the recovery of the same. Def lives in Charlestown Va. Matter referred to Asst Supt at Harpers Ferry. Plaintifs witnesses Margaret Pain and Patsy Lee. Dicey White.

Jno Carter (F) complains that Martin Murray (W) owes him seventeen Dollars. Def ordered to appear. Settled to the satisfaction of both parties.

Mary Jane Robinson complains that Thos Lindsay will not deliver clothing to her Daughter Nancy Robinson. Def ordered to appear.

Cot Williams complains that Henry Jackson stole a quantity of Boots &c on the night of the 7th. Evidence heard. Def admits the theft and most of the goods has been recovered. Prisoner remanded to Jail.

Eveline Stewart complains that Charlotte Terrey will not comply with contract in regard to renting a house. Def to appear.

Thos Gilbert (F) complains that Thos Burk owes him fifty Dollars. Def required to appear. Case dismissed.

Jeff Bell (F) complains that [added: your] J. McChesney is going to put him and family out of Doors after promising to let them remain during the winter. Def notified.

Ben Brock complains that V. Huffman owes him Eight Dollars Def required to appear.

J H Hill complains that Chas Bethel owes him $10.00 in specie and $11.00 in Greenbacks.

Ben. Downing complains that [illeg.] Margaret Crawford owes his Daughter labor performed from 3rd April 63 to 1st Jan 64. Def ordered to appear.

Feb. 23

Antonia Bannister complains that A K Snapp owes her ($1.50) Def appeared and paid amt claimed.

Milly [deleted: Patter] Sibert complains that during the war Jacob Sibert, her former master, died leaving a provision in his will for her support during her life. Sibert lives in three miles from Monterey, Highland Co. Henry and Jacob Sibert were the administrators. Witnesses to will, Thomas and Mo Beveridge.

Henry Jones (F) complains that John Ecker (W) owes him and his son for labors performed. Def ordered to settle.

Feb 24

Harvey Hawkins (F) complains that James Thomas owes him for value of a watch. Def ordered to appear next Saturday at 10 o'clock

Martha Stewart complains, for her Brother that Henry Bannister got a pistol from him and has probably gone to Winchester.

Feb. 29

Henry Lacy and Eliza Jones complains that John Opie owes them ten Dollars each for a job of work. Def ordered to appear.

March 1866

Mch 5th

John Sea [added: (F)] complains that Harrison --let (W) has failed to comply with a contract to haul him two loads of hay. Def ordered to appear.

Philip Haters (F) complains that W [illeg.] Lange (W) has failed to comply with an agreement for a compensation if he would stay to work for him up until the 1st of Mch 1866. Def ordered to appear. Dismissed upon investigation.

Carter Jones (F) complains that Jack Nicholas (F) owes him three Dollars and fifty cents [illeg.] he refuses to pay. Def ordered to pay it

Maria Miller (F) complains that Robert Coleman (F) deceived her by promise of marriage and now refuses to have anything to do with her Def ordered to appear

" 6th

John Jackson (F) complains that [illeg.] Kinkade (F) owes him thirteen Dollars [illeg.] he [deleted: was] is in great need of and can get [illeg.] [illeg.]faction from the Def. Def. ordered to appear. Def. ordered to pay the debt and has arranged to do so.

March 7th

Cyrus Johnson & Addison Day (F) complain that Jos Reynolds (W) owe them seven Dollars and 50/100 which he refuses to pay Def ordered to appear. Settled.

Addison Day (F) complains that Jos Reynolds (W) made an assault and battery upon him without provocation. Def ordered to appear. Fine of $1.00 imposed & paid.

" 9

George Vaughn (F) complains that William McKee (W) owes him the balance of $22. 50/100 on four months [deleted: work] and half's work @ $8.00 per month. Def ordered to settle with him or appear here and show good reasons for not doing so.

William Gibson (W) complains that George (formerly slave of Dr. Straus) has been notified to leave his present abode but has not done but still remains and is in various ways using the said Gibson's property.

Mrs Harper is to be seen on complaint of Wm Boyer (F) she lives near Barter Brook.

Mch 10th

Sophia Huskel (F) complains that Benjiman T Bagby has cruelly treated her son Def. ordered to appear on Saturday 17th inst. Dismissed.

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Saml Jackson (F) complains that David Effinger (W) refuses to pay him $6 25/100 for chopping ten cord of wood. Def. ordered to pay or show reasons for not doing so.

John W. Barger (F) complains that Archie Smith (F) owes him $2.00 for a coat and will not pay him. Def. ordered to pay or appear here & show good reasons for not doing so.

John Alexander (F) complains that Ja's Bryan (W) made an assault and battery on him without provocation. Def. ordered to appear on Tuesday the 13th inst. Dismissed.

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T M Mitchell (W) complains that James Henry (F) has possession of his house and does not fulfill his bargain to work Def ordered to appear.

John Shiffley (F) complains that Nelson Reeves has a horse which his father bought from one Preston Reeves. Nelson Reeves ordered to give up the Horse or appear here & show reasons for not doing so.

Henry Robinson (F) complains that Ms. Louisa Gibson owes him a balance on his wages from April 1st 1865 - up to Mch 31st 1866. Def. ordered to pay or appear here on Wednesday Mch 21st 1866 & show cause for not doing so.

John Galaway (F) complains that John Heurley (F) owes him $1 80/100 cents and will not pay him Def ordered to pay

" 15

Danl Carter (F) complains that John Stafford (W) owes him $86.67 which amt he will not pay. Def ordered to pay or appear here to show cause for not doing so.

" 17

Lewis Farrow (F) complains that John A Brownlee (W) owes him $23.50/100 for labour and refuses to settle Def order to appear or settle with the Plt.
Decided by payment of $13.65 to Plaintive.

Adam Lambert (Refugee) entered the U S Service 23d of Mch 1864 & was discharged 28 day of June 1865 - offered to vote at two Elections but was refused.

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John Beck (W) complains that Calvin Trice (F) owes him $5.00 for rent and will not pay. Def ordered to pay or show good cause for not doing so.

Michael McGuinty (W) complains that Saml Jackson (F) owes him $26.64 and refuses to pay. Def ordered to pay or appear at this office on Thursday 22d to show good cause for not doing so

" 23d

Austin Harden (F) complains that Benj M Lines (W) owes him $10 00/100 and will not pay him. Def. order to pay or appear & show cause for not doing so. Dismissed.

Henry Gordon (F) complains that a Mr. Mathew living about 3 miles from Afton Depot Albemarle Co Va owes him $9.00 for horse hire. Case referred to Lt Joyce at Charlottesville for investigation.

" 26th

William Huskil (F) complains that Benj T Bayley owes him $4400/100 and a pair of boots and will not pay him.

George Davis F complains that Dan'l Carter (F) owes $430/100 & will not pay Def. ordered to pay immediately.

Dr William Chapman (W) complains that Chas Wollford (F) owes him $9.00 and desires the debt & will not pay. Def at work for Mr Riley's near Mr Shumates.

Mch 28

Mr R G Bickle complains that David Lewis (cold) owes him for rent and will not pay. Def ordered to pay

" 29

Malinda Arkett (cold) complains that Mrs Addison Fisher (W) owes her $2 50/100 for attention to her daughter during her confinement & will not pay: Def ordered to pay

" 31

Jimmie Eidson (W) complains that William Stuart owes her one Dollar balance for making an overcoat. Def ordered to pay.

April 1966

Apl 1st

Miss Elizabeth Doom complains that George (a Freedman) owes her six months rent and will not pay and refuses to vacate the premises. Def ordered to pay & vacate

" 3d

Henry Brown (F) complains that Joe McCutchey (F) owes him $6 90/100 and will not pay. Def ordered to pay or appear at this office on Saturday April 7th to show cause if any for not doing so.

Apl 7th

John Robinson (F) complains that having made contract with Mr. Hushour, Stewd of the Hospital by which his wages $10 per month, were to be paid monthly Mr. Hushour has neglected to pay him as agreed upon having rec'd only one [added: half] months pay in four months; also that he, John, is not allowed to visit his family as often as agreed upon.

Case of Betsy Galloway and Sarah Craig to be heard on Monday 9th inst at 2 p.m

Mrs Jeannette Martin asks for the custody of her nephew and niece, now with Dr Davis, order given her revoking any previous orders in the case.

Joshua Baker complains that Dabney Trice neglects and refuses to close a contract with him after having put him off from time to time and in the meanwhile keeps Joshua at work without any contract between them, the matter has been standing three months.

" 9th

W. A. Davis (F) leaves bill against Richmond Brown (W) with request that if [illeg.] [illeg.] Monday next 16th inst, Browns [illeg.] [illeg.] amt $5.00, has been due since 20th Jany.

Mrs Francis Parrish, Harpers Ferry wishes to [illeg.] information of her two children, Virginia [illeg.] Elizabeth, and also of her Mother Charlotte Casell were in the F School here in D [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] send money to pay their fare to [illeg.] [illeg.] where they are.
She has also two children Eliza [illeg.] [illeg.] at Bridgewater, living with Mr. J---- [illeg.] Sibert at that place, gave her order to K---y [illeg.]

Mr J B Finley, Willow Spout P.O. Augusta wishes to obtain a good female cook, washer and [illeg.] who can also milk.

Case of Betsy Galloway & Sarah Craig heard this P.m. [illeg.] [illeg.] loaned to Betsy a silk dress valued at $29 and some [illeg.] [illeg.] and borrowed from Betsy some clothing, valued at $10.50 Betsy afterward sold Sarah's dress for $4.00, [illeg.] ordered to pay Sarah $10.00 in full settlement.

Melinda Askill, or Mrs. Addison Fisher, upon complaint of Mrs. ----kill that Dft had sold her furniture and was about to leave for Richmond, issues summons to appear at 3 p.m [illeg.] to show cause &c &c


at 10 a.m. commenced investigation of the case of Commonwealth vs A.W. Greaver, adjourned at 5 P.M. until 10 A.M. tomorrow.


Continued the investigation & at 5 P.M. adjourned until 9 A.M. tomorrow.

[illeg.] [illeg.] and at 3.30 P.M., having heard [illeg.] [illeg.] closed the investigation.

Apl 12

W --pa Williams makes a complaint that Dav--- [illeg.] bought a bonnet from her valued at $13.00 and made it a present to a freedwoman of this City, that he left the City and is [illeg.] [illeg.] at Hot Springs [illeg.] Defer action for a few days.

Apl 13.

Mr. Risk reports that Tom Ho------ [illeg.] [illeg.] has in his possession a freedgirl [illeg.] Mary Jane Philips, and Mrs Jane [illeg.] [illeg.] same place has a boy, John E. Gr---- [illeg.] [illeg.] the same way , whom they refuse to [illeg.] their mother Phebe Ann Philips, Philips [illeg.] Brownsville, Rockbridge Co.

Robert Miller (F) complains [added: that] Charles [illeg.] [illeg.] taken down a fence belonging to him, and had [illeg.] the materials, sent Thompson note asking him [illeg.] [illeg.] this office to explain; parties live at [illeg.]. (note afterwards [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] to Mr. Lilly).

Upon complaint of Marian Hinde [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] issued summons to dft to appear [illeg.] [illeg.] now to answer plea of debt.

Heard case of ------ and Caroline [illeg.] [illeg.] wife.

Forwarded report of inquiry to [illeg.] Commonwealth over to Col. O. Brown.

Wm Brown vs Wm Dinkle: -
Witnesses: John Stover, [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] at [illeg.] Lambe to be heard Sat. [illeg.] [illeg.]

Richard Brown to W.A. Davis [illeg.] $5.00 [illeg.] of books; if not paid before Mon. [illeg.] [illeg.] that summons issued, Davis is [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]

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the country to work, money may be paid to his wife Mrs. Kitty Davis, Witness for pltf, W. M. Craig.

[illeg.] [illeg.] Par--t Chief of Police reported having arrested [illeg.] [illeg.] a colored man named Dick [illeg.] drunk and disorderly in the streets.

[illeg.] Crawford reports that his sister, Becky Crawford [illeg.] three children has been working for Samuel Finley [illeg.] Middle River, all the time since the Surrender, and [illeg.] --sed no pay or wages of any kind, has been turned away [illeg.] the place with her children with hardly clothes enough [illeg.] them.

[illeg.] B---son complains that Mr. Rosenbaum employed him [illeg.] [illeg.] carrying wood and cleaning out his home, and [illeg.] [illeg.] paying him offered him an old coat which [illeg.] [illeg.] want, to call at 0 o'clk on Monday

[illeg.] [illeg.] hearing of the case of Commonwealth vs Chas Trayer, [illeg.] [illeg.] as Rafe Willis, Trayer (W) was charged with [illeg.] [illeg.] and disorderly and with obstructing the steps at [illeg.] [illeg.] Willis, and when requested by W to leave, violently [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] chasing him into his own (W's) room and there [illeg.] [illeg.] until dragged away by a third party, Magistrate [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] over in $50 each to keep the peace for six [illeg.]

[illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] gross injustices had been done to the colored [illeg.] [illeg.] this decision forwarded report of the case to [illeg.] [illeg.] Brown.

[illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] to Mrs. Addison Fisher to appear tomorrow at

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10 AM answer Melinda Askill, and have [illeg.] [illeg.] some service upon her.

Melinda Askill vs. Ms. Addison Fisher, dismissed, it appearing that the debt was not contracted by Dft, but by the [illeg.] daughter.

W. A. Davis vs Richard Brown - Dft appeared and denied that he owed the amount claimed, deferred until Davis returns to the City.

Rec'd of Mr. J. E. Hiden, Twenty Dollars [illeg.] [illeg.] the claim of Martha ---- against Mrs. Walker

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Issued summons to Jas E. Carson, Middlebrooke to appear on Saturday 28th inst, to answer complaint of Jos Harrison - : enclosed it to Adam [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] table at Middlebrooke for services.

Forwarded to Gen'l Brown, statement of [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Chaney, under sentence of death.

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Mrs Lucy J. Snyder complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] owes her $3.50, which he refuses [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]

Harvey Turner through Mr. Parkins [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] he was set for by his marchers with [illeg.] [illeg.] died about 10 years ago: has been working [illeg.] [illeg.] sation except brandg and clothes: [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] looked into.

Mrs. Martha A. Myers (W) represents that Mrs. [illeg.] Robinson (F) has been at her house since last fall, that [illeg.] Franklin Myers owes Lorinda for hire and [illeg.] of

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dress and refuses to pay her.
Summons to appear on Monday 23rd at 10 a.m.

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Benj ---lton vs Elijah Strotter, debt, summons to appear Monday 23rd at 10 a.m.

Rafe Willis vs. Mrs. Louisa Greaver, Louisa has a counterpane belonging to Willis which she is about to sell for half its value, for a debt which Willis owes her, summoned both parties to appear this evg.

Sophie Witt complains that her husband Walter Witt has deserted her and refuses to support her, married at Nelson C.H. by clergyman last August, summons to app tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

[illeg.] Brown vs Wm Dinkle issued summons to parties for [illeg.] 28th inst at 10 o'clk; forwarded them to Jos [illeg.] constable for service.

A---y Bailey (F) made complaint against his em----- H.M. McCont for non fulfillment of his contract [illeg.] for defendant, and in settlement received note [illeg.] [illeg.] for $29.00 at 60 days, note to be retained [illeg.] [illeg.] maturity.

[illeg.] [illeg.] vs Jas Kinkaide, Rent due 10.50, half [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] April, not paid yet.
Kinkaide [illeg.] Dr Dold, near Tinkling Spring Church.

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Bartley Gillan makes complaint in regard to [illeg.] [illeg.] who owes him Six Dollars, will accept [illeg.] [illeg.] who employs them both.
Also B.G. has an order of Sarah Strong [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Blksmith in Irish Ally for 1.45 for Sch---- Mem: to see Neliger and Moore, and call upon [illeg.] [illeg.] day evg.

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Forwarded to Maj How, statement of case of [illeg.] [illeg.] a colored woman of Carrol Co.

Summons to George Vance, McDonnell, Highland Co [illeg.] colored girl named Hughes, sent through Wm Lowell Esq [illeg.] of Highland County.

Addison Wilson, a colored boy complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] working for his old master Dr John McCh---y [illeg.] [illeg.] render until last Christmas, Dr. Jno McC----- [illeg.] [illeg.] Creek P.O.

William Patterson complains that a family of [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] with him, unruly, &c, and that he is unable to [illeg.] [illeg.] he is given some authority over them.

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Charles Brown (F) complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] to his shop some six weeks ago, with a note purporting to be signed by Mr. Fisher, and upon that refuses [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] a pair of boots that had been made for Fisher [illeg.] [illeg.] afterwards that it was not so:
Sent for Mr. Fisher requesting him to bring the note to this office.

W. F. Mills complains that Henry ------ has stolen from his barn some bacon; referred to civil authorities.

Harriet Sage (at Mr Taylor at the Bank) makes complaint that Henry Moore has been owing her $12.00 since last fall sent him a summons to appear.

Issued summons to Sam'l Scott, assault upon his sister in law.

Betty Scott, old and infirm, requested transportation for herself and great grand son Wm Nelson, five years old and [illeg.] to Warm Springs.

Wm. J Dews vs John Briggs, debt $3.00 Def't ordered to appear at 2 P.M., Settled by Deft and amt paid to Dews

[illeg.] [illeg.] Esq vs Harriet Diggs, rent due $10.00, Deft ordered to pay on 1st May

Wm McCourt (W) reports that Jacob Bachi on South River owes Louisa Greaver 3 Dolls, her husband Prix------- lives with his mother on head of Rockfish, and refuses to support her, Sent for Louisa to come in and make her own statement. Sent summons by Louisa to settle or appear on Saturday [illeg.] inst.

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Present at hearing before J.P.s H.H. Peck [illeg.] [illeg.] of Henry Woodson (F) on charge of stealing [illeg.] [illeg.] cow property of Wm. F. Mills, forwarded [illeg.] of Commonwealth, case continued until tomorrow [illeg.].

------- Sarah Calloway vs George Hall, [illeg.] [illeg.] barter a/c $2.16, Deft directed to pay [illeg.]

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Received notice of the arrest of Robt [illeg.] [illeg.] for stealing goods from Adams Express Co. [illeg.]

Samuel M. Hawkins vs Samuel Bell [illeg.] Joseph Wanger, witness: Summons issued to [illeg.] appear on Saturday May 5th at 10 A.M.

Thos Wholey vs Jas Cooper (F), it appearing that [illeg.] about to leave town with his family and not pay [illeg.] [illeg.] summons to appear at 8 A.M. tomorrow.

Henry Jackson (F) confined on the 5th [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]

------ Present at a hearing before Justice E--- of [illeg.] [illeg.] Ann L. Lewis (F) on charge of stealing a box con---- [illeg.] [illeg.] discharged

--- Case of Henry Woodson (F) continued, Deft committed to term of County Court


[illeg.] [illeg.] a hearing of Elijah Strotter (F) on a charge [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] a peice of calico from Mr Waller, Justice Evans [illeg.] [illeg.] $30 - for appearance at County Court.

Issued warrant to Jacob Larrent for arrest of James Gib--- [illeg.] [illeg.] goods under false pretenses.

Forwarded to Gen'l Brown requesting transportation for Betty [illeg.] to Gen'l Meige. Papers of Dr. Shelton; to Maj Fel-- [illeg.] provision return for May

Robert Logan complains that James Harris owes him $-.00 sent notice for Def't

Thos Wholley vs Jas Cooper; dispute as to rent, decided that Cooper should release the house of Wholley on the 2d May and pay him $12-- rent for the month of April

Louisa Greaves (F) complains that her employer Wash't [illeg.] has turned her and her boy off, refusing to pay [illeg.] and retaining the boy's overcoat, summons to appear for Monday, Dft called & settled to payg $1.00.

Forwarded to Maj How, statement of case of Mrs. Ellen [illeg.] [illeg.] of a refugee


Summons to Jas Kincade to answer John Jackson on Monday [illeg.] Debt for rent $10.50

Mrs Hughes makes statement that Mr Crase is about [illeg.] [illeg.] a bakeoven attached to her house by the Rebel Q.M. Dept during the war, and possession of which had been guaranteed to her; sent for Mr. Crase and Maj B----

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and after having directed the removal of the oven to be suspended until Tuesday morning.

Rhoda Brock states that she was freed by de---- of her mistress some three years ago; was afterward hired by [illeg.] [illeg.] master to Dr McFarlane, has rec'd nothing but a [illeg.] of flour send request to Dr McFarlane at appear

Wm Brown vs Wm Dinkle; postponed at request of defendant until Saturday, May 5th

----- Present at hearing before Justice Evans, Commonwealth vs James Frayer, and same vs James Robinson (F) [illeg.] dfts bound to keep the peace in $100 for six mos.

Jonas Laney (F) states that the wife and children of W--- Davis have been depending upon him for support since last [illeg.] that Davis is in a dying condition, and that he [illeg.] not able to keep the family, having one of his own, the Overseer of the Poor of his Dist., refuses to do anything [illeg.] [illeg.] an order from the Court; overseer is Jas Wilson, Churchville P.O. (see below)

Joseph Harris vs James Carson, Wednesday [added: May 9th] [illeg.]

Ms Margt Trevey; property destroyed by Federal troops, papers sent to Richmond some months ago, [illeg.] heard from [illeg.]

Jonas Lainy as above complains that Francis Gilken agreed last fall, to pay him of keeping the woman and children above named: has not done so, summoned Gilken for Monday May 21.

Received information of the [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Ransom (Jr) on a charge of breaking into home of Wm Dinkle and stealing goods to amount of $ [illeg.] prisoner committed for trial upon his own confession of the crime.

Allan Lewis (F) complains that his two daughters [illeg.] aged 22, the other 16, have been seduced; and the oldest by a white man [added: name unknown] the youngest by a colored man who has a wife and two children; both the girls have children, he asked that some action may be taken to compel these men to contribute to support of the children.

Miss Amanda Hall complains that two of her fathers h-- [illeg.] [illeg.] from her on Tuesday last, without any legal process [illeg.] Tullermans Constable, upon a claim of Rudolph [illeg.] father William Hall kept out of the Rebel Army [illeg.] [illeg.] spring of '64, served in it about a year and the [illeg.] [illeg.] and went to Missouri & Indiana; horses went [illeg.] the ground that the family were about to leave [illeg.] [illeg.] him; Hall owes Tuck about $500, for [illeg.] the horses were taken, address Middlebrooke P.O.

May 1866

May 3d

Forwarded to Maj. How, Monthly reports, and Requisition for Postage, Stamps

[illeg.] [illeg.] shirts $1.25 each, U.S. Govt. Rec'd for contract between W.G. Snapp and G Washington $0

W F Snapp Distiller, four miles out on Parkersburg road wanted a colored woman to do housework

Ellen Jackson vs Lt Francis Roberts, Debt $14.00 sent summons to Dft through P.O.

Mrs Diana Koiner (F) makes complaint against her husband, George Koiner, for desertion since shortly after their marriage in June last, mailed warrant for arrest of Koiner to Wm Bush, Constable, Waynesboro; Mrs. Koiner's address is Arbor Hill P.O. at Mr Franklin Strauss

Cyrus Crawford complains that he and his wife have been working for Mrs Lavinia Allen, and her son L. B. Allen, and that the Allens refuse to comply with their agreement made in Octo. '65.

Richard H. Brown complains that while engaged on the platform getting baggage from the Car he was assaulted [illeg.] the head with a stick by Mr Doon Water--- at the platform

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D McGuffin (W) charged Harvey [illeg.] (Jr) with stealing a front wheel from his buggy on Saturday last, referred to civil authorities, hearing at 9 A.M. before Mayor Trout, continued till tomorrow at 9 A.M.

John K Kaiser states that Fielding Washington holds in his possession a note which Kaiser assigned to him against John D Brooks, of Shaw & Brooks [illeg.] [illeg.] it collected for Washington's benefit, sent summons to Brooks by Mr Kaiser for Saturday May 12th

Same complains that Antony Jackson neglects to provide for his family, and idles his time, sent notice to him by Kaiser to be served by Wm. Bush Waynesboro

Forwarded to Brig Gen'l James, Receipts of Bumgardner & McC and Thos Bethell, to R.M. Atwood, Med. Offr, Report of Blind Refugees; to Jas M. Seig, Monterey, Circular in regard to Taxes

May 5

Present at a hearing of Henry ------ charged with taking a wheel belonging to D. McGuffin; Dft bound over in $100 to answer before Hustings Court in July next

James Hawkins vs Sam'l Bell; postponed until Saturday 19th inst

Wm. Brown (F) vs Wm Dinkle, case heard before the Freedmen's Court, present, Risk, Dews, & Tukey Asst Supt decision of the Court that the case be dismissed upon each party pay the cost of summoning its own witnesses

Rec'd from William Boyd - $2.00 for a/c of Mary Ann Hunter [illeg.] paid the amt to Mary Hunter May 12th

John Wm Alexander vs Mansfield King, Jackson's River P.O., John was formerly owned by King, last May and June, two months he worked for King for $10 per mo; never got anything for it, it appearing that Dft resides in Alleghany Co advised Pltff to bring case before Maj Carse

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Washington Ellis complains that his wife and two daughters have been working for Daniel Wilson, near West View, since the surrender, received no pay or clothing; Dft is father of Jas A. Wilson, Constable at West View

O--- Dunning vs Benj T. Bagby, Dft refuses to pay for labor done upon a house; summons sent by Pltff [illeg.] heard and decided that Henry Moore was to pay Oby the am't which he (Moore) had received of Bagby

Forwarded to Maj How, Report of cases tried week ending May 5th to Lieut Cook, letter of Gen Vance, McDowell

Summons for arrest of John Stafford handed to Mr Parrent

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Dft arrested: - and having postponed till [illeg.] [illeg.]

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Parties in above case Billy Addison vs John Stafford settled by Stafford paying $.95 cts

W. D. Poe complains that a colored man named [illeg.] --ber has slandered his character by representing that Poe is living with his Barber's wife; summons for Saturday 12th inst at 1 P.M. - Witness - Robert Van Lear & Mrs Henry Palmer

Brown Lidsay vs Wm McFall; a/c for wages, [illeg.] for Dft to settle or appear. Dft settled May 15th [illeg.] his paying $2.00 bal of a/c

W. D. Poe vs Ben Barber, dismissed at request of [illeg.]

Joseph Harrison Jr., vs Geo Greaver Sr, debt: - bal of a/c $6.80

Joseph Harrison Sr. vs James Carson, before Board of Agents, postponed until Monday June 4th to take testimony of one Jacob Thornton living in Ohio

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Same vs George Hall, Dft given one week to pay it [illeg.]

Otto Pfahl (late 5th Penna Cav) vs B. T. Bagby, Dft settled by paying $4.00

May 11

[illeg.] [illeg.] (F) vs W. F. Snapp; wages since Sept 6---- per mo; summons to Deft to appear Saturday [illeg.] inst, Dismissed

John W. Greaves (W) vs Nancy Thornton (F) Debt $1.00 summons to appear forthwith. Dft allowed until Saturday 19th inst to pay

Melinda Vanderbilt, wife of Nathan V------- (F) complains that David Sherer, for whom she has been working is about to put her out of the house; doesn't know exactly where her husband is working, but expects him back in a week or two, Exd & Dismissed 12th inst.

E. F. Johnson complains that Billy Shumate (F) owes him about $3.50; and neglects to pay him; Settled.

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J. D. Kaiser vs Shaw and Brooks; Mr Brooks appeared and asked that he be allowed to fix a day for trial, will inform the Bureau by letter.

Present at a hearing before Justice Evans, of Thos Ellis (F) charge stealing chickens, Dft committed in default of the bail

Sam'l Hayes vs John D. Lilly, Greenville: Debt for wages $16.50, Summons for Saturday 19th at 10 A.M.

Benj Hill vs same ------, Debt for wages $6.00 summons same as above

Miss Rebecca Greaves vs James Carter; Debt for a balance due on a table $4.00; summons to Wednesday next 10 A.M.

Louisa Reeves vs Preston Reeves, Desertion, Reeves is at Charlottesville, summons by mail to Asst Supt at C: lives with Benj Hughes

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Rosetta Fayer (F) vs John Ed Hamilton W. debt for wages from about 15th Octo. '64 to about 14th [illeg.] [illeg.] wages were to be $3.00 per mo; - summoned dft [illeg.] appear 19th at 9 A.M. Settled May 23 [illeg.] [illeg.] paid $3.00

James Henry Robinson & Lindsay Mitchell vs [illeg.] Brown: Debt $53.00: summons to Dft to appear Wednesday 16th inst at 10 A.M.; Dft took a watch from [illeg.] &c &c Dismissed for the present until further evidence can be obtained

J.M. Cline (W) a Drunkard complains that in [illeg.] [illeg.] while endeavoring to escape in company with [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] lines, he was arrested with his party and taken to [illeg.] where the money and pocketbooks of himself & [illeg.] [illeg.] --ken from them by Capt Marion Sibert, P--------- (C.-------- about a week afterwards all were returned but [illeg.] [illeg.] has never yet received it

Diana Koiner vs George Koiner; Dft appeared and upon evidence that the Ptf had been, both before and since the marriage leadg an immoral life of prostitution and that the contract had been an enforced and compelled by the Military authorities without proper investigation the case was dismissed, and Dft advised to procure divorce from the Civil Courts

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Mrs Mahala Bannister complains that her husband Cyrus Bannister went to Parkersbg last fall and since then she has been obliged to support herself and five children. Mrs B lives at Conly Craigs at Deerfield.
June 20 wrote to him

May 21

Rec'd of Robert Venable in a/c with Anderson [illeg.] [illeg.] sum of two 50/100 dollars settlement [illeg.] [illeg.] regard to a bridle

Submitted papers in regard to application for Jany [illeg.] Miss Ellen C. Cox, Long Glade P.O. [illeg.] Co. Va

Louisa Reeves vs Jacob Bear Esq claims [illeg.] to the amt. of three 25/100 Dollars [illeg.] --tice to Bear to appear on the 23d inst [illeg.] [illeg.] A.M. - settled a/c for $3.00

Martin Hill vs T Mitchell in regard to rent of house and labor, send Mitchell a summons to appear May 23d at 10 O'clk A.M.

John Jackson vs James Kingcade - sent an order [illeg.] [illeg.] to pay installment of rent due or be arrested - lives with Doct. Tinkling Spring Chh

Pryncis Vanderbilt (F) vs Joseph Vanderbilt (W) claims [illeg.] [illeg.] 1st April/65 to fall - send note to [illeg.] [illeg.] him either to settle with Pryncus or [illeg.] [illeg.] ---plain

Recd [illeg.] [illeg.] $2.50 to be paid to Joe Harrison on a/c with [illeg.]

May 23

Richard Spears (F) vs Logan Morpin (W) [illeg.] [illeg.] from 1st April 65 to 30th August [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Morpin to appear June 1st 10 Octo [illeg.] [illeg.] appeared, settled the case and brought colored witness Spears not present - ordered settlement at 8 Dollars per month 3.70$ to be paid to Monroe Rhoads- money l---


Jas Williams (F) vs James Greaver (W) threatening his wife at his own door drawing knife telling her he would cut her heart out &c - the woman is without [illeg.] [illeg.] so frightened as to be sick confided to her [illeg.] the occurence seen also by Mrs Lelia Hill (F) this on the eve of May 22 1866 - lives about 5 miles out Sent him to Magistrate to report if no [illeg.] [illeg.]


Ruben Golden (F) vs John Mix (W) Claims [illeg.] [illeg.] threw stones at him, knocked him down [illeg.] [illeg.] on him, this at Mr Burks furnance [illeg.] [illeg.] [deleted: Brocks] Pond Gap - 2 mi from Staunton [illeg.] [illeg.] 17th/66 Thursday. (Witnesses: John Shiff (W) [illeg.] Sailor the latter abetting the act of Mix [illeg.] Sent request to Benj O F--ngers Magistrate investigate the case notified this Office of [illeg.] trial enclosed copy Circular 10.

May 26

Th----us Gamble (W) owes Leanna Tayler (F) for work from the fall of Richmond until May 4th 1866 sent him note to appear Wednesday May 30th/66 10 Ock [illeg.] P.O. Address Staunton Va, Reported at time but the [illeg.] was not present


Joseph Black (F) vs Dr. F Walker, W lives in Middle River near Mt. Meridean - is executor for the estate Alex W----, Debt due Black for wages of his daughter from July until 25 December /65

Rhoda Brock vs Dr Mc Farlin lives near Mint Spring P.O. Address - owes her for year hire - a/c [illeg.] 29

Jas Carter (F) vs Peter Murray (W) Staunton - claims wages to amt of $3.00 wrote note requesting him to settle - called per Order and prove that the work was done by another man Geo W. Brown - Carter was paid by Brown

Holmes Devenfort (F) vs Moffit Cochran lives in Staunton claims wages from Sept 1865 to April 1866 Discharged the claim

Diana Bumgardner (F) vs George Koiner Sherando, about the desertion of his wife - married 1865 lives with Mr. [illeg.] [illeg.] - Surrender Augusta Co. Va.

May 29

Rebecca Payne (F) vs Thos Bl----- [illeg.] [illeg.] that he owed her $1.50 sent him note [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] settled

Amos Winegardner (F) vs Jas S. Wight [illeg.] five dollars is due him for labor [illeg.] [illeg.] at Smokey Row 5 miles, sent note by [illeg.] [illeg.] settle


George Crain (W) states that had boy Wm B------ bound to him as an orphan some 8 years [illeg.] [illeg.] have been destroyed at Harrisonburg Va where [illeg.] [illeg.] action if any is necessary

John Hurly (W) recd Stolen dress and [illeg.] [illeg.] of colored woman [added: of whom recd] Betsey Kinney, Mr Tukey [illeg.] [illeg.] time since that ten (10) dollars should [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] dress but Hurley has fail to comply - [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]


Wesley Miner (F) vs Brown Allen (W) [illeg.] claims that Brown refuses to settle his [illeg.] and he wishes to get it done has worked for him five years - sent note to Allen telling him to settle before such whole [illeg.] [illeg.] may choose or I should take it in house

June 1866

June 1

James Watson (F) vs Quinlans F--ry (F) has child by him named Rosa Lee 6 years old - by him wishes him to help support the child


Abraham Telford is old and blind - his son John Morris supports him partially but wishes to have him [illeg.] care of - lives 2 miles out on the Buffalo Gap road

James H Alexander (F) vs J.P. McCutchin Summer Dean Va. has 150.00 paid to him by father of the complainant for safe keeping about seven years ago - the case has been up but not decided before the complainant is acting in name of his Mother Ellen Alexander

Attended trial of Peter Raisner (F) before Circuit Court sentence [illeg.] [illeg.] prisonment
[illeg.] [illeg.] Robert Seites (F) stealing watches - found guilty new trial granted


Sent James [deleted: Cochran] Carson notice to appear thursday [illeg.] [illeg.] A.M.

Julian Reynolds (F) Susan Alexander W. Monterey Highland Co. Va owes for labor from fall. Richmond to Mch. 1866 - wrote July 21/'66

June 6

Rec'd of Lt. G. T. Cook three (3) dollars for Louisa Reeves (F) paid by James Bear wages due her

Charlotte Temple (F) vs Amos Winegarner (F) Claims right to have him support two children got by Amos. Decided that she is to receive two (2) dollars a month from him to support the children for one year from date.


W. A. Parson (W) for Mrs. Fagan vs Rebeca Strander (F) who lives at Parkersburg W.Va. - claims pay for a Cloak sold her valued at $20.00 vs loan cash $1.50.

Patrick Carter (F) vs Wyatt Smith (F) claims $10.00 due him for which friend of Smiths named Benj Sheffy (F) wishes to leave as security a silver watch to be forfeited of the debt is not paid for [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] June 7th 1866. Rec'd the watch (C.B. 63323-7)
June 19 Watch delivered to Pat. Cater - witness O. Morris

Summoned Charles Byers, Samuel Hawkins, John K. Bowers & Joseph Wanger to appear on Tuesday next at 10 o'clock A.M. the 12th inst, also [illeg.] [illeg.]


Joannah Obie (F) vs Thos Drumhiller W. Collywine Augusta Co, states that he is father of her child and will not assist her - sent him note to do so or would look---- the facts of the case.
July Drumhillers sons bring for assault [illeg.] [illeg.] Mr. Asa Pierce, New Hope. Civil Authorities refused to grant support to the child - made statement to Genl Brown [illeg.] 82.

June 9

Wallace Woodstock (F) was tried before the Mayors Court in Harrisonburg and committed for trial in July sent to Circuit Court, Oct next

Willis Strother (F) makes complaint against Geo Herring (W) and White Schif-- that they burned his house down making the statement that they had been ordered to do so by the neighbor Strother lives near Conrads Store Rockingham Co Va warrant June 2d [illeg.] wrote account of the affair to W.H. Effinger, Com. W---- & Rockingham Co Va


Eliza Johnson (F) vs Perry Sheffy (F) lives near Barter Brook - complains that Sheffy has two wives and one is a white woman the other is out the country -is a public union as they [illeg.] live together. Mr. Adam Mc Cheseny told him to mention the case.


S--- --icky vs Joseph Peck's estate now in [illeg.] [illeg.] legalties Frank Kiner & David Kiner who live near Fishersville & Waynesboro respectively. Claims that the estate was to support his step-father a cripple - the will of Peck ordered his support

June 16

Peter Whitesel formerly 11th Va inft. enrolled 14th August 1862 Discharged 22d April 1863 - at Parkersburg Va. Now lives with Mr. David Whitesel near Fishersville Va. wants to get assistance from the Gov. or Bounty if any [illeg.] L & E

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Attended the trial Augustus Mosely Wm Johnson and George Thompson who have been committed to jail and will be tried on Monday next for entering the house of Nelson S---kel of Harrisonburg a Silver Watch valued at $50 and a pocket book containing $30 or 40 in National Currency, some silver and valuables.


Eliza Wan (F) vs William Banks lives on Middlebrook Road P.O. Staunton owes for serving in 1865 12.00 Mr. Peter Ingram

George Hawkins (F) Reports that he was tried before Benj Furgeson - Magistrate at Greenville on charge of received stolen goods, notified the Magistrate of Circular No. 10 C.S. and information that should report to Genl Terry of explanation of the violation of the order are [illeg.]


Wrote Wm. Drumes [added: (W)] to pay Archie Smith Freedman for a Saddle sold by him belonging to Smith.

Wrote to J.P. McCutcheon (W) of Sumer Dean in relation to the claim of James H. Alexander made on Page 40.

June 22

Leslie Henderson (F) vs John S-- lives near Harbor Hill - states that he is her lawful husband that he deserted her June 13th 1866 and married Ann Harris (F) with a county license. Wrote to [deleted: Just] Magistrate Archibald A McPhetus Arbor Hill, Mint Springs

June 23

Sam Lewis (F) vs Andy R Crawford lives above Mt Solon - claims he worked himself and son worked for him until after Harvest /65 and then his son left when he and family were turned off, no exact rate of pay was promised but they were to have grain

June 24

Richard Brown (F) vs Adam Huff who lives at Greenville [illeg.] complains he turned his family outdoors, wrote to John Newton Magistrate

June 25

Archibald Bailey (F) vs Washington Patterson (W) lives [added: beyond] Fishersville wages from April/65 to June

Francis McDowell vs Mr. Henry Wright Moffitts Creek

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Catherine Torbett complains that Robert Hunter of New Hope has employed her son without consulting her she admits having received $4.00 Charles has been employed since April

Sent Summons to Adam Russmer for Jas E Carson to appear at this office on Saturday June 30 to show cause why the demand of Harrison (Freedman) has not been settled

Thomas J Jones late a private Co. G 1st U.S. Inft. was enrolled 22d Feb 1864 for 3 years - Discharged, pur MO. Gen. Order No. 33 Dept. Mo. C.S. Mch 10 1866 and paid to day of discharge 21st May /66 at Fort Leavenworth Kansas. Wishes to know if he is entitled to any thing beside his month pay - never having received anything else - lives Monterey Highland Co Va. Wrote Genl Brown June 29th 1866 -&E 45

Freedman's Agency Staunton VaJune 28th 1866

Board of Agents met in accordance with call of Lt. Geo. T. Cook 24th V.R.C. Asst. Supt.
Present all the members

George T. Cook Recorder

Case of Joseph Harrison vs. James E. Carson

Case having been tried at former meeting and Adjourned to await the arrival of Depositions from Jacob Thornton of Highland Co. Ohio, the recorder Geo. T. Cook Asst. Supt. here produced the Deposition of said Jacob Thornton.
The Court after mature deliberation upon the evidence adduced to decide that the Defendant James E Carson pays to the Plaintif, Joseph Harrison, freedman, the sum of thirty five (35) dollars and ninety-five (95) cents with interest to the first of June 1866 to the amount of five dollars and Eleven cents.
Wm. J. Dews

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Sampson Hamilton (F) vs R. Hodge (W) lives Craigsville Va, complains that he worked for Hodge until Aug 22d 1865 and only recd 2 Pr Pants 2 Shirts Hamilton lives with Russel Wallace

July 1866

July 4

Millie Sibert (F) vs Horsten Guinn (W) W------ Ch--d---- and Widow Seal. Sibert (W) - executor of will Jacob Sibert Henry Sibert - all live at Monterey Highland Co. Va. Jacob Sibert died and left this woman to be supported during her lifetime by Andrew Sibert; Andrew died and the next heir sold her - names above. L & E 520

Henry Baxter (F) vs James W. Craig Fishersville - Baker is at Geo. Shuey, near Middlebrook, Va Claim unsettled amts to $12.12 question in Corn amts to $28.00

July 6t

Elizabeth F Fuller (W) lives near Waynesboro Va has a child (colored) 8 years old named Alexander he is an orphan raised by her - reported the fact of having him to save any trouble, thro' her son

July 10

Woodson, colored, was [deleted: tried] re-tried in Circuit Court the Court Egbert R Watson of Albemarle - allowed a compromise of some kind on last trial; when he was sentenced for three years but allowed new trial on different inditement - and sent him to Penitentiary for two years, I was not summoned to attend the trial.
Re-trial of Robt Lewis for watch stealing, first trial June 3d, thro' flaw in inditement tried again Today, not summoned

July 11

Meredith vs [deleted: Lewis Bumgardner] Isaac Vines - Greenville Assault referred to Lewis Bumgardner Magistrate

" 20

Eliza Rhodes complains that her husband Kendall Rhodes has forsaken herself & child, it appeared on examining Register that he had Registered himself as the husband of Rosanna who is Dead, is at work at Holmes Bell 5 ms from Waynesboro

Chas H. Saupe vs Wm Gearing (F) - statement was that Gearing came into the portion of house occupied by Saupe and asked S. wife why she called his wife names &c Saupe came in and without remark seized a chair and struck him Gearing three times, then comes & savears the Peace

July 21

James Harris complains that Mr Powell struck him on side of the Head because he declined to take a piece of Meat after he selected it for him.
Case tried before J M Hardy Esq Deft discharged on payment of cost

" 14

John Sherer vs Margt. Johnson (F) statement was that Deft. struck her several times on the Head case tried before J M Hardy esq; - both parties bound over to keep the peace in the sum of $100 each.


S. L. Bailey vs Abraham Sawyers (F) Hebron Church, complains that S has rented house of him but is making it a unsa-- by keeping crowd of people there & - July 23 S--- in and gave him advice


David Collins (F) vs P.O. Palmer, Valley Mills, case annulling of contract [illeg.] Witnesses S. Keller & S. Ott, Annulled July 28th 1866


Alex. Props & Bro. Charles (F) vs Taylor D---l (W) & Bro. Robert, Spring Hill Va - case of assault the white men assaulting and using pitchforks, afterward taking whips and deliberately whipping them tried July 27th 1866 before H. M. Peck, County Magistrate the attack was admitted by the white men [illeg.] also the whipping but the Magistrate dismissed the case entirely

July 29

W-- Nelling (F) vs Tom Harris (F) complains of assault on his wife and that Tom threatened his life &c - Discharged Harris July 30 1866

July 30

Lucinda Nelson (F) vs John Barger (W) New Hope Va - states she lived with them formerly but during war left with Hunter's Men - they sold all her clothing given her by her Mother

August 1866

August 1

John Hill vs Col. O Farrell, assault provn bound over in sum of ($200.) to [deleted: keep] answer to Grand Jury, Cold boy Joe Williams original c---- of assault bound in $50 for being drunk

Aug 6

Ed Gooding (F) vs Nathan Greaver, debt of ten 00/100 Dollars. Gooding lives 6 miles this side of Lexington has Blacksmith shop Greaver is to leave the money here to be sent to Major Carse for Gooding

Aug 11

Julia Porterfield (F) vs. Joe Harris Mt. Tabor case sale of some hogs and things of Julias [illeg.] Joe when living with her. Claims 11.00

Aug 13

Philander Smith (F) vs Robert Craig - Craigsville owes him for work since Jan. at 8 dollars per month. Referred to Lawyer

Aug 14

H. M. Lolland says he has got two orphan children which the Grandfather wants to take from him ordered to keep them until further orders.

Commonwealth vs James Bergie & Ruben Hill arrested for stealing Butter Molasses & Chickens preliminary hearing before Magistrate both committed for trial before Grand Jury, Witnesses mostly colored - tried Circuit Court [illeg.] [illeg.] years November 5th 1866


Commonwealth vs. Harry Gilman Chas Greaver & Henry Brown (cold boys) - breaking into a Church and stealing a lot of Sabbath school books sentence that they furnish security for good behavior in the sum of $100 or go to jail


Patrick Carter vs Mary _______. Trial before Civil Magistrate on charge of stealing purse containing $2.50 in silver and $3.00 U.S. Currency

John F. Readman vs Commonwealth - claims that he has been forced to pay poll tax for the year

A. N. Dallas Waynesboro [illeg.] in regard to freedman Anthony Jackson [added: laziness] also Kendal Rhoads claims children

[deleted: Henry Grea---ld]
Robert Steele - Steele's Tavern is living with Emily Kinney, an improper character

Spottswood Johnson complains that A.S. Hunter beat and stabbed his Boy with a Pitchfork - lives at Mount Torrey Furnace. Moses Ellis Esq is Magistrate of the locality referred the case to him.


Wm Jones (F) vs Mrs A. Brenham (W) claim one Dollar more wages due him Contract for $8.00 - deduct on broken crockery, 75c Pd here due $1.25. William Kenney.


Jack White (F) lives with [deleted: Char] Judge Sheffey - states has daughter with four children living 4 miles from Scottsville Albemarle Co. - Name Harriet Porter, in house belonging to Chas Thompsn (W) who has torn down chimney &c leaving her no way to live - striking her & wrote to Capt W.S. ----hall


Nichodemas Shuey complains that he has worked for George Shemey since the surrender and has received no clothing or Money, with the exception of five dollars, Elias Bowman & Thomas Spetter Witness

August 24

Eliza Johnson alias Berry, lives with Chas Berry Middlebrook - made complaint against George Jefferson, colored, that he [illeg.] father of her child - now complains that Samuel Gould (W) struck her and children [illeg.] charging her with stealing


Mary Doom complains that Milly Williams is living in her House and will not move out or pay the rent

Isaac A. Steele states that his father died in 1853 leaving certain property which was sold by order of Court, [deleted: and the] in year /53, notes being taken for one two & three years - last payment due in 1858, of which he recd [added: lvg statement] the first payment in /53 of $500. the balance the heirs being minors was put in the hands of a trustee, John Newton [deleted: Steele] [added: Greenville Va] the money was paid to all the heirs but Isaac A Steele who was absent in the State of Maine During the late war Steele served in the U.S. Army, and the trustee making a report of the funds in his hands the County Court ordered the money amting to $5040 [added: in Gold] to be transfered to the Confed Gov. and bonds of the Confed. Gov. deposited instead which is now offered him as money


George James complains that he has worked nearly one month for Crawford Miller and that Miller has now driven him off without provocation and refuses to pay him.

Aug 31

Mary Eliza Dawson vs Oliver her husband that he beats and [illeg.] her

September 1866

Sept 5

Mary Tyne complains that James Bush Bush has turned her out of Doors without any notice whatever

" 8

Austin Brown complainst that Calvin Davis who works at Peter Hangers near Waynesboro struck him with the Tongs and broke his arm [illeg.] [illeg.] over to ans Grand Jury next May


A--nt Miller [deleted: Trice] (F) vs Mr Fields - complains that while boy [added: Samson] working in Brick yard he was struck and beaten by Fields

Joe Sawyers (F) complains that their meetings in Churchville are disturbed by colored men who are trying to break them up - referred case to John Huff Magistrate Churchville Va

Nelson Kenny (F) vs Commonwealth states man named Mr Pagr Moore owed him $4.06 and left some boots to pay debt [added: with Jacob McNett] boots have been attached and sold favor to Mr Sampson. Referred to J.A. Patterson Esq Mag.

Sept 19

Absalom Ross F vs Peter Hanger W Waynesboro Va complaint that he cannot get money due him and when he applied for the [illeg.] he was assaulted by Hanger and threatened with a drawn knife - Wrote Geo. Bruce Magistrate

Martin [deleted: Harris] Dickerson (F) vs Martin Harris Old Providence Church below Greenville owes his neice Lucinda Jackson for service from April 1st 1865 to Dec 31st/65 has paid $5.00 - Wrote Mr Harris

Randal Bowlin (F) vs [added: widow] Kate Hart Fishersville Va - Rented house and garden upon to field Mrs. Hart [illeg.] cattle in to eat up his garden and thereby destroyed the same [illeg.] old difficulty about a coppy --th found by Bowlyn which led Mrs Harts [illeg.] to pay he never should have the benefit of the garden. Wrote for information to Wm Bush, Constable.

Isaac Carter freedman lives in New Market with Sam Grime

Sept 26

Phil--- Ransom (F) vs John Rullins (W) Sherando Va - complains that Rullins struck [illeg.] - John repeatedly so as to require [illeg.] [illeg.] attendance, the boy was picked up [illeg.] street and carried home

----cis Brown (F) Oliver Dods on F [illeg.] $2.00 - works on Peytons Farm

October 10


[illeg.] Cochrane (F) vs Felix Sheets [illeg.] Creek- complains of threats with a club to strike him and also complains [illeg.] of threats to turn him out of his home

[illeg.] P. Wardell (W) Middle Brook road 3 miles [illeg.] [illeg.] black boy one foot burnt off [illeg.] child - thinks if bound to a shoemaker [illeg.] [illeg.] able to make a good living

[illeg.] Smith (F) vs Henry Fuller (F) Bridge [illeg.] [illeg.] near confinement and wishes assistance [illeg.] [illeg.] Wrote Philander Herring Mag [illeg.]

[illeg.] [illeg.] (W) vs Nathan Crawford (F) Rockland [illeg.] [illeg.] to eject him from house on a claim [illeg.] the house rented by month Crawford [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] year - Monday 22 Oct. trial in [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Got Mr. Fultz as Counsel [illeg.] [illeg.]

Oct 17

Robt Sheffy (F) Mint Spring [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] complains that he had contract [illeg.] [illeg.] to work but Sheffy not only req---- [illeg.] [illeg.] still keeps possession of his House - [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Sheffy up

Oct. 22

John Brent (F) vs Joseph Mills - Brownsburg, Va Owes hime wages since Jan. 1st 1866 to Oct. 15 /66
" Wife " " " " " " 1st 66
Made out bill giving after C---- balance due John Brent of $73.10 Cr. 23.90 Chg [illeg.] [illeg.]

November 1866


[illeg.] Scott (col'd) vs John O'Hare, Staunton [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] retained two dollars of her pay, [illeg.] [illeg.] one silver spoon which was lost in [illeg.] [illeg.]

[illeg.] Wood (cold) vs George Crowbarger W [illeg.] [illeg.] road running from Greenville to Waynesboro 2 1/2 miles from Greenville - Complaint [illeg.] Crowbarger struck him several blows [illeg.] his fist - he was lifting with him and [illeg.] hurt Crowbargers fingers

[illeg.] Adams (Cold) Children Martha S. [illeg.] Hannah 11 - Nancy J 4 [illeg.] Esquire Adams Col'd Parkers [illeg.] [illeg.] care F. J. Dewey

[illeg.] Carson [deleted: Sp] Moscow - 12 miles [illeg.] Staunton - wants a boy 14 yrs [illeg.]

[illeg.] [illeg.] (F) vs Mrs. Julia Kenney (W) [illeg.] [illeg.] is from tuesday last - Wm T. [illeg.] [illeg.] one months wages $4.00

[illeg.] Powell (F) vs James Harris (F) [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Dodson .50 c

Nov 27

Samuel Baskins W - owes H------- [illeg.] (F) for servies of daughter Ju---- [illeg.] [illeg.] July 27th until Sept 21st, 66 [illeg.] [illeg.]


James Harris (F) is to be [illeg.] [illeg.] house he is living in Albert [illeg.]

December 1866

Dec 1

Henry Jackson (F) vs John Gregory (W) [illeg.] [illeg.] $5

Jourdan Washington vs H---y [illeg.] Middlebrook Va threatens to [illeg.] [illeg.] out of his house

Dec 3

Ruth Gateway vs Moses B----- [illeg.] Road - he is free born [illeg.] [illeg.] assist her children - she [illeg.] [illeg.] by him. She lives W--- [illeg.] [illeg.] Widow Blair - 12 miles B----
Dec 19 denies that she is his wife. Wrote [illeg.] [illeg.]

Jessie Lewis vs John Churchman [illeg.] wife's wages from April 1st 65 [illeg.] [illeg.] as cook - Jessie lives [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] place 3 miles from town


[illeg.] Keep (F) vs Jacob Koiner - Waynesboro [illeg.] that Koiner 26th of Nov. 66 shot at him [illeg.] [illeg.] public highway reported to Geo Brown [illeg.] [illeg.] but no action has been taken

[illeg.] Brown (F) wants to get three months pay [illeg.] -----ter - states that he served in train of [illeg.] Brown Q.M. to Genl Sheridan when in [illeg.] but was discharged, altho' promised pay [illeg.] the trains of the Sixth Army Corps were [illeg.] over preparatory to the return of the 6th Corp [illeg.] Petersburg from the Valley, in the fall of [illeg.] [illeg.] remained with the Corps cooking for Genl [illeg.] [illeg.] some time after but never got the pay due.

[illeg.] ---uel (F) vs Wm Prol - struck her [illeg.] [illeg.] B Evans who issued warrant [illeg.] [illeg.] Magistrate refused to try the case.

[illeg.] ---son & Osborn Burn's Profits aged 60 [illeg.] [illeg.] turned out of the house in which they [illeg.] [illeg.] by Thomas Mitchel, they are now living [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Rileys land in Middlebrook [illeg.] [illeg.] right at Harbor Hill also [illeg.] [illeg.] --o children Jane & Mose - old man [illeg.] [illeg.] Mary Francis - all small children


Mary Jones (F) says Jas Wright [illeg.] [illeg.] [deleted: Harrisonburg] [added: Spring Hill Road] road 5 miles [illeg.] [illeg.] months wages her by me---- [illeg.] dollar in money - she is an [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] morning after she left the [illeg.] [illeg.] came to town and forced her to [illeg.] [illeg.] pair of shoes she had worn [illeg.] [illeg.]


Jno W Carson Parnassus [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] pike - 2 miles from Staunton [illeg.]


Joseph Ermine - Toll Gate [illeg.] [illeg.] Sailsbury - he is sickly and [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] but his Father William Sa----- [illeg.] [illeg.] taking him away - Al-- [illeg.] bound for 2 years

Mary Queen (F) vs J----- [illeg.] ----boro Va complains of not [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] promised


Julia A Henning (White) [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] clothing for self & 2 children [illeg.] side of Churchville

[illeg.] ----ft (F) vs Hugh Guthrie (W) for value [illeg.] [illeg.] ----lled corn, wrote note to Mr. G. [illeg.]

[illeg.] --heeley Hermitage - two old [illeg.] [illeg.] on his place

[illeg.] Baley lives at Mr Jewels - long white [illeg.] [illeg.] Main St. - has 3 children on her [illeg.]

[illeg.] White men Chas Train - Theodore [illeg.] Jacob Shier - Wm. Long - Wm [illeg.] Witness Brisco Dull

[illeg.] [illeg.] vs Mrs. Hall - town owes him [illeg.] [illeg.]

Dec 25th

John Green (cold) live on [illeg.] [illeg.] Assaulted by a crowd of young men [illeg.] [illeg.] town who were Drunk - he was [illeg.] to the evidence on trial assaulted by Jacob Sh--- and others then joined the attack [illeg.] rocks & clubs
Court consisted of
A. M. Bruce, J. B. Evans - Magistrates trail at 4 P.M. 25th Dec.
The presiding Magistrate - J.B. Evans warned the parties against purgery, assuring them if they attempted it they should be presented for indictment
Witnesses: B. Dull, Wm. Long, Dr. Wm. S. McChesney [illeg.] who testified as to the nature of the wound, Harvey Loring, Theodore Long, John Scheller, [illeg.] A. Long, Thepholius Randall (colored)
During the trial Brisco Dull was thrown [illeg.] a witness and arranged as a principal. The following persons were [deleted: indicted] [added: held to answer to [illeg.]] for assault and bound over to keep the peace for one year each in the sum of $100.
Person Bound to keep peace &cSureties Jacob Scher---- Noonan Brisco DullN. Gregory Wm GregoryA. Gregory C. H. DrayerTheodore Long Patrick Ryan---- Noonan

Dec 28

Richard Johnson (cold) has two old people on his hands [deleted: Peter] Jacob Howard & Betsey his wife lives south Baptist Chh.


January 1867

Jan 4

Castellah Heeling complains that Wm Booth is indebted to him for 3 Months Labor a $8 per month - Bill drawn off and given to Magistrate

Wm Burke complains that George Tate refuses to pay him for his sons labor - letter sent to Tate and he explains the matter satisfactorily


[deleted: 5 Edward Bishop]

Edward Bishop complains that Wm. Crawford broke his contract with his son - investigated and found that he had broken the contract and not Bishop


Emma Trice complains that Wm Smith will not pay her son for the months Labor in Brick yard - Bill drawn of and put into the Hands of a Constable for collection


Abraham Sims complains that James Crawford owes him $25 dollars and will not pay - Letter sent to Crawford and he promises to settle the matter next week

Jany 9th

John B. Carson, farmer lives 12 miles from Staunton wants a boy for 2 months to chop wood. Will Pay by the month, if Disired

Peyton Harris (F) complaints that Adison Rhoa-- will not pay him $4.50 in money 4.-- bushells of corn for work

March 1867

March 3d

J. W. Gillespie wants to get a boy abought 15 years old or a old man to clean a horse and attend to his garden this summer. Good wages paid for eather lives at New Hope Aug. Co

April 1867, Thomas P. Jackson

April 9

Patsy Brown complains that [illeg.] Brown Allen [added: of Churchville] hired her at [illeg.] for one year. Did not treat her well so she left some time in February Claims wages for one month [illeg.] [illeg.] but will accept $3 or use of teac----
Wrote to Brown Allen to settled April 27/67 Mr. Brown Allen called [illeg.] and that contracts of him made by [illeg.] of Patsy Brown family [illeg.] all broken [added: she owes nothing to anyone that the [illeg.] [illeg.]]

Lizzy Wallace complains that An--- had possession of her clothes and that on April 1st she asked for her clothes Annie gave her more that day but told her if she came after [illeg.] [illeg.] she would beat her & put her out the gate. Send Sam Bau---- yesterday April 8 for [illeg.] of her clothes which word brought out [illeg.] put in -ate- robbed the [illeg.] with them & then threw them our doors
Ap 9 Sent for Annie Wood to bring clothes in dispute to office wh. she did & handed to L. Wallace.

Dr. Alexander Waynesboro [illeg.] [illeg.] relief for Eliza ------- [illeg.] [illeg.] with 4 small children [illeg.] [illeg.] 3 weeks old

Samuel McCune h---- [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] 1865 Samuel Winston [illeg.] [illeg.] Bowen Albemarle Co [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]
Wrote Capt JA McDonnell Ap 9/67
Ap 12/67 [illeg.] 9th Dist Freedmen [illeg.] pay from Ap 3/67

Apr 10

[illeg.] Margaret Branham complains that George Morgan seduced her under promise of marriage and refuses to do anything for her
Morgan lives at Mr John Byers house Wrote to Revd Eph. Lawson to see Morgan & induce him to marry & provide for the woman

George Reynolds (c) complains that Alfred Schifflet struck him twice on the evening of April 9 & threatened to shoot him if he caught him
Directed him to get witness of threat & if continued make a complaint to magistrate & would attend to it with him

[illeg.] Thornton (c) living at Mr Gallager [illeg.] [illeg.] House asks for meat on [illeg.] of sickness.
Informed him [illeg.] rations here

[illeg.] Gordon wife of James Gordon living with [illeg.] John Gilkeson on the Greenville [illeg.] [illeg.] clothing for her daughter a [illeg.]
[illeg.] [illeg.] one (1) other child Boyd 12 wife has $6 [added: a month] & husband $100 per an

[illeg.] Scott (c) complains to John Hope [illeg.] $3 for three weeks work from [illeg.] [illeg.] /67
Referred to William Craig constable for collection


Marshall Dawson Sugar [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] claims William Lange [illeg.] [illeg.] 11 days, on work actrt rent [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] and that having made a contract with him to work for one year [illeg.] October 1865 & Lange now wants to discharge him
Referred matter to William Montgomery J.P. Deerfield Augusta Co who [illeg.] ap contract

Richard Lewis (c) complains [illeg.] [illeg.] for William Given neared having [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] pasture Highland Co. from [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] 1866 to Feb 28 1867 with the [illeg.] [illeg.] that Givin was to provide Lewis with [illeg.] & winter clothing for himself & [illeg.] [illeg.] and in the Spring would settle [illeg.] [illeg.] the overplus in cash and make [illeg.] contract for 1867. Lewis [illeg.] [illeg.] in extra provisions and ha---- [illeg.] in clothes or money & Lewis [illeg.] [illeg.] pay him anything
Referred matter to George Eagle J.P. Sh--- Fork Highland Co.
Saml Marshal J.P. same district [illeg.] to [illeg.] Shaws Fork Highland Co [illeg.] [illeg.]
Mr William Givin
Fr Richard Lewis [illeg.]
27 mos labor performed [illeg.] [illeg.] 15/66 yo Feb 28/67 @ $10 per month $25.00 Recd payment

Ap 14

Made contract dated April 1/1867 between John Sanderson of Churchville and Tom Kenny father of Sam Kenny for 9 mos from Ap 1/ for $20
[illeg.] $5

Ch-- Brown (care of G.H. Hudson Staunton Va) asks part of her sons earnings (Paton living with J.L. Belt, Rockhall Monreacy Md & that said boy [illeg.] back to Staunton

[illeg.] Margaret Platt Augusta [illeg.] Staunton complains that Louisa Washington and her children are living in a Kitchen attached to her house. She is unable to let her remain rent free and [illeg.] summon her
Mr. George Bunch is overseer of Poor for Staunton

[illeg.] ---kle (c) Waynesboro complains [illeg.] Saturday April 13/67 his house was [illeg.] by William Bush town sergeant by [illeg.] [illeg.] warrant issued by Wm Chapman [illeg.] [illeg.] charge that Jesse Pickle & his [illeg.] [illeg.] had stolen meat from John [illeg.] No meat was found and Pickle [illeg.] [illeg.] as to claim for slander.
Pickle is not disturbed w [illeg.] of and asked by Forbes [illeg.] --nter [illeg.] pro--- each warrant was issued [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] is only remedy was [illeg.] for slander but rather a---- him not

[illeg.] ----hington (c) complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] (w) Churchville owes her $6 for services rendered in 1866

Ap 15

Witnessed verbal agreement between Mr. P. Funkhouser and Howard Alexander (c)
Alexander is to take up and [illeg.] [illeg.] for relaying all the Bricks [illeg.] and bottom, forming the [added: old] [illeg.] of the Lunatic Assylum and to pile the sams outside the Resevoir ready for loading.
Funkhouser to pay $20 to Alexander on the completion of above job and give him in addition one (1) [illeg.] [illeg.] one (1) Middlery of Bacon.
Staunton Va Thos P Jackson
Ap 15/67 Asst Supt

Sent copies of G.O. No. 9 H.Q. 1st Dist [illeg.] of Va - April 5 1867 to A J Jones CC Highland Co [illeg.] [illeg.] W A Burnett CC Augusta Co [illeg.]

Punch Fox (c) called on [illeg.] [illeg.] claim against John H R------ of Buffalo Gap (Garner farm) [illeg.] [illeg.] of covenant of Indenture
Wrote to cc Nelson County for copy of indenture


Harry Taylor (c) complains that [illeg.] [illeg.] struck him with a stone for not ---tting him had R Garber whip [illeg.] [illeg.] Wm Garber told him not to [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] $1.00
Case [illeg.] by trial told him to make a complaint if he desired to before a magistrate

[illeg.] Scott (c) complains that [deleted: Wm G] Curtis Grayson (c) owes her $2.00
The $2 appearing to be in proportion [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] to a [illeg.] [illeg.] he could not interfere


Revd [illeg.] Peirce. Bridgewater Rockingham Co [illeg.] by Andrew L Lindsay of same place applies for assistance to a poor [illeg.] & family of five (5) children See LB [illeg.]/67

[illeg.] Dickinson applies for rations for [illeg.] Jefferson (c) living at Dr Madisons and three children Dick works at Bagby's ---yard, Cornelius 8, Thomas 4 and [illeg.] infant - live rent free for labor [illeg.] & Dick

[illeg.] Taliaferro (Toliver) Staunton Gor--- St. [illeg.] relief

[illeg.] [illeg.] (c) Mt Meridian complains [illeg.] Polly Johnson claims George [illeg.] (Heyb--ck) [added: 12 yr ] son of Rachel [illeg.] indentured to her
Directed him (Craig) to return custody of the boy & if any claim was made it must be through this office

-------- Sims sent George Sims (c) to answer [illeg.] James Crawford [added: James Crawford & William Crawford] who lives at Little Calf Pasture Augusta Co just beyond Buffalo Gap has paid the $25 demanded [illeg.] [illeg.] George Sims works for Blackburn Furnace [illeg.] grain

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Sims & Brother work at Furnace in Rockingham Co - Abb & Co proper Blackburn manager. Wrote to them care of Moses Stricker See E & M C 5 VI/67


John Swisher lives on S. River [illeg.] [illeg.] Waynesboro - states he hired [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] freedman Shelton Jones as a first [illeg.] [illeg.] (agreement in writing but not produced) that said Shelton Jones is in poor health and unable to perform such labor [illeg.] [illeg.] constitute a first class hand [illeg.] if he be compelled to pay in full [illeg.] [illeg.] services are not rendered.
Suggested parties had better agree between themselves, if not for Shelton Jones to come to this office.

John Worley Bunker complains that [illeg.] Harris owes him $2 for clothing [illeg.] B-- at Staunton Va Am----
Charles Harris
[illeg.] John Worley Bunker
For clothing sold during [illeg.] [illeg.] Recd payment


James Washington (c) complains that he rented a room from Dr. H----- agreement mutual that Washington [illeg.] do work for him in payment of rent. Washington from his own statement in the wrong as he had not performed any work in lieu of rent.

Kendall Roads (c) complains that he hired himself to Henry Koiner by the month at $11 & 7lb Bacon per month
The fuss is all about a girl, no action called for

[illeg.] Saulsbury (c) Waynesboro complains [illeg.] [illeg.] Parent (P.O.) Hermitage Waynesboro [illeg.] him for year 1866 worked for him from Jan 13 to August 12/66
Sam'l Parent called and names Dr. Saml Kennerly [illeg.] Hermitage asks arbitration
William Sawlsbury names the [illeg.] to Dr. Kennerly
Wrote to Dr. Kennerly Hermitage, Augusta Co

Mr John Hutchens Newport P Moffitts Creek applies for relief for Mrs Amanda Atkins

S----lus Randall (c) on Jacob Baylor on the Ponnd Gap road complains that William [illeg.] owes him $13.90 as per act [illeg.] [illeg.] near Swoopes Depot.
[illeg.] 33.20
[illeg.] .70
[illeg.] 33.90
[illeg.] 7.50
[illeg.] 4.25
[illeg.] $45.65
[illeg.] [illeg.] 10.00
[illeg.] [illeg.] 13.00
[illeg.] [illeg.] 6.00
[illeg.] [illeg.] 2.75 $31.75
Wrote WM Tait Ap 22/67 [illeg.]
See CB Pg 82

[illeg.] Poindexter (c) complains that he worked [illeg.] [illeg.] per day on the Wood train of the [illeg.] [illeg.] Feb. & Mch/66 Hired by [illeg.] S---d who lives at Pond Gap Augusta [illeg.] [illeg.] $11.50.
[illeg.] [illeg.] was at Capt Ian Henry [illeg.] Midway Aug Co.

Jonas Turner (c) complains that Cy--- Huff took advantage of him in a settlement of buckets and poultry.
J Turner had made a settlement with Huff and amt. small advised him to let it go.

William Saulsbury (c) complains that [illeg.] McCreary Tinkling Spring Fishersville [illeg.] indebted to him on open act for labor as blacksmith &c Marshall/constable has the papers and promised to bring [illeg.] [illeg.] them to this office on Tuesday next the 26 Inst.


Judy Brown (c) about 65 old & helpless asks relief food or clothing
Care apparently one of want & will [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] May 4/67 [illeg.] Peck to G Bunch that woman in his district Ap 29/67 Wrote G Bunch.

Received from [illeg.] J.G. Stove $[illeg.] for [illeg.] Washington. See Pg.75
Expended same ($2) by [illeg.] order for Provisions on her [illeg.]

Dr. W. B. Young applies as to [illeg.] [illeg.] See CB Pg. 81

David Lewis (c) 65 applies for help [illeg.]

Ann Adams (c) living at David [illeg.] [illeg.] ---ans Creek is wanted by her husband [illeg.] [illeg.] to join [deleted: her] him at Parkersburg W.V. T. J. Dewey writes for him. See C.B. F. 78

Ap 24

[illeg.] Edney (c) complains that Mr [illeg.] [illeg.] near Greenville hired his wife [illeg.] Edney for the year 1866 [added: agreeing to] pay her [illeg.] furnish her with clothing [illeg.] [illeg.] paid her $7 & furnished her with clothing [illeg.] cannot pay her the $18 & does not know when he can. April 25/67 Mr. Brown Lee called & stated that Edney was consenting party to the agreement for year 1866 & that $8 & not $18 is due for 1866 & will be paid to Anna as wanted - Under circumstances decided not to interfere as Edney is stated to be a very trifling fellow.
Wrote Brown Lee LB 47

[illeg.] Adams (c) Westview complains that [illeg.] Harden (c) who works at Square [deleted: Hills] [illeg.] Hill (P.O.) had a child by Angeline W---- (c) his sister refuses to contribute to the support or marry the girl.
Ref. case to Henry Eidson J.P. Westview
L.B. 48 v. 1/67

[illeg.] Cox (c) complains that Thomas K---y Scottsville, Albemarle Co owes him for four (4) months work as a farm hand from April 1st 1866 at $6 per month
George Herndon (W)
G---- Carson (c)
[illeg.] Scottsville

[illeg.] Madison (c) living in Staunton [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] his two sons. John Madison about [illeg.] [illeg.] Madison about 15 y. When last heard [illeg.] [illeg.] at Baltimore.
Addressed him to a certain man Cold minister at Baltimore [illeg.] [illeg.] to be [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] See LB v1/67 91.

Alfred Stribling (c) lives at Buffalo Gap complains that Mr. James Cook [illeg.] [illeg.] Amst Co owes him for 15 days work [illeg.] in November 1866, which at [illeg.] per day is $4.50 . Stribling complains that although he had engaged to work for Cook by the year he Cook did not permit Stribling [illeg.] the dwelling house inhabitable [illeg.] Wrote orders Cork to pay LB 59 v1/67
Ap 30/67 Recd letter from Cook C4 v1/67
May 6/67 Wrote James Cook LB 104 v1/67

Reily McDonald (c) complains that C W Oltmann north of Washington [illeg.] Lexington owes him $8.50 [illeg.] [illeg.] made out Bill
Staunton Va Ap [illeg.] [illeg.]
Mr. C W Oltmann
Dr to Reily McDonald
Washing [illeg.]
Paid in [illeg.] [illeg.]
Baldwin informs [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.]
See LB v1/67 60 & 61


Frances McMullen in Westview [illeg.] [illeg.] Julia [added: A] Johnson (c) 12 y. who has been living with Wm Shumate [illeg.] [illeg.] [illeg.] Has no clothing or food
Mr Shumate will support her for a reasonable time at St- Davenports until enquiry are made. Sent her there in charge of Chas Reaple

Made contract between William [illeg.] (c) & Gabriel Cross of Jennings Gap [illeg.] [illeg.] say till Dec 31/67 @ $12 per month

[illeg.] Sheffey (c) lives at Stuarts Draft Augusta Co, complains that he rented by [illeg.] agreement from Zachariah McChes--- [illeg.] [illeg.] and about 25 acres land then [illeg.] by Thomas Pan--- at an [illeg.] rent of $25 1/30 the front [illeg.] [illeg.] lease to be given in March [illeg.] at the latest. That Pannel has [illeg.] & says he shall not move [illeg.] until coming Fall and that [illeg.] time Perry Sheffey is compelled to [illeg.] in consequence --ss to had [illeg.] room in Z McChesney.
Directed Sheffey to notify McChesney that he required place vacated by Parnet & he report to this office results

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