Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863.
National Archives Microfilm Publication M433, Roll 3
“Manumission Papers, 1857-1863.”
Lilah Lancaster, affidavit of freedom
Filed 31st July 1857
District of Columbia
Washington County, to wit:
On this 31st day of July in the year 1857 before me the subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County, personally appeared Jonathan Kirkwood and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that Lilah Lancaster aged about twenty three years is a free woman and a resident of Washington City for several years.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this thirty first day of July 1857.
H. C. Spalding, J. Peace