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Throughout the U. S. Civil War, from its beginning in 1861 through the =
end in 1865, the United States government attempted to end slavery as a =
way of weakening the Confederacy and ending the War. Among other =
options, President Abraham Lincoln supported the idea of =
=E2=80=9Ccompensated emancipation,=E2=80=9D whereby the federal =
government would pay slave owners for each slave that was freed.
                E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General, issued =
General Order 329, by order of the President, on 3 October 1863. The =
Orders began, =E2=80=9CWhereas, the exigencies of the war require that =
colored troops should be recruited in the States of Maryland, Missouri, =
and Tennessee,=E2=80=9D and further ordered that recruiting stations =
should be established within these three states for recruitment under =
certain provisions. Among these provisions were the following:

4. Free persons, and slaves with the written consent of their owners, =
and slaves belonging to those who have been engaged in or given aid and =
comfort to the rebellion, may be now enlisted, the owners who have not =
been engaged in or given aid to the rebellion being entitled to receive =
compensation, as hereafter provided. ...

6. Any citizen of said States who shall offer his or her slave for =
enlistment into the military service shall, if such slave be accepted, =
receive from the recruiting officer a certificate thereof and become =
entitled to compensation for the service or labor of said slave, not =
exceeding the sum of $300, upon filing a valid deed of manumission and =
of release and making satisfactory proof of the title. And the =
recruiting officer shall furnish to any claimant a descriptive list of =
any person enlisted and claimed, under oath, to be his or her slave, and =
allow any one claiming, under oath, that his or her slave has been =
enlisted without his or her consent, the privilege of inspecting the =
enlisted men for the purpose of identification.

7. A board of three persons shall be appointed by the President, to whom =
the rolls and recruiting lists shall be furnished for public =
information, and, on demand, exhibited to any person claiming that his =
or her slave has been enlisted against his or her will. [The War of the =
Rebellion: A Compilation go the Official Records of the Union and =
Confederate Armies, Series III, Volume III (Washington: Govt. Printing =
Office, 1899), pp. 860=E2=80=93861.]


These three provisions, in effect, authorized the establishment of =
=E2=80=9Cslave claims commissions=E2=80=9D in Maryland, Missouri, and =
Tennessee, to review claims for compensation by loyal slave owners.


About These Records



The Records of the Slave Claims Commissions are held in their original =
form at the National Archives and Records Administration Building in =
Washington, D. C. These records have not been microfilmed or digitized. =
The series is identified as =E2=80=9CEntry 348=E2=80=9D in PI17: =
=E2=80=9CPreliminary Inventory of the Records of the Adjutant General's =
Office (RG 94).=E2=80=9D The records consist of fourteen total items: =
ten loose volumes, and four boxes containing additional volumes. The =
Journal of the First Maryland Commission is designated the third of =
these volumes.

         =20

                Unlike the two previous volumes in this series of =
published records, the Journal of the First Maryland Commission is not a =
register of claims, but a journal of the proceedings of the =
=E2=80=9CBoard of Claims,=E2=80=9D as the original Maryland Slave Claims =
Commission was called. The proceedings do contain the names of many =
individual claimants, and many of the slaves for which these claims were =
made. In addition to these names, however, this Journal also provides =
insight into the operations of the =E2=80=9CBoard of Claims,=E2=80=9D =
and the development of the policies by which claims were awarded.


                The Journal begins on 2 December 1863, with the last =
entry bearing date 4 June 1864.

For purchasing information, visit =
http://haitfamilyresearch.com/SlaveClaims.aspx


Michael Hait
michael.hait at hotmail.com
http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com
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<DIV>I just wanted to announce the publication of my newest book, for =
any who=20
might be interested:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>RECORDS OF THE SLAVE CLAIMS COMMISSIONS, 1864-1867</DIV>
<DIV>Volume Three: Journal of the First Maryland Commission</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>From the Introduction:</DIV>
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mso-element-anchor-horizontal: column; mso-height-rule: exactly; =
mso-element-linespan: 2"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Throughout the U. S. Civil War, from its =
beginning in=20
1861 through the end in 1865, the United States government attempted to =
end=20
slavery as a way of weakening the Confederacy and ending the War. Among =
other=20
options, President Abraham Lincoln supported the idea of =
=E2=80=9Ccompensated=20
emancipation,=E2=80=9D whereby the federal government would pay slave =
owners for each=20
slave that was freed.</FONT></DIV>
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10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</FONT></SPAN><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">E. D. Townsend, Assistant =
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General, issued General Order 329, by order of the President, on 3 =
October 1863.=20
The Orders began, =E2=80=9CWhereas, the exigencies of the war require =
that colored=20
troops should be recruited in the States of Maryland, Missouri, and =
Tennessee,=E2=80=9D=20
and further ordered that recruiting stations should be established =
within these=20
three states for recruitment under certain provisions. Among these =
provisions=20
were the following:</FONT></P>
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style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 6pt 0.3in 0pt; mso-line-height-rule: =
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class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">4. =
Free persons, and=20
slaves with the written consent of their owners, and slaves belonging to =
those=20
who have been engaged in or given aid and comfort to the rebellion, may =
be now=20
enlisted, the owners who have not been engaged in or given aid to the =
rebellion=20
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...</FONT></P>
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exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">6. Any =
citizen of=20
said States who shall offer his or her slave for enlistment into the =
military=20
service shall, if such slave be accepted, receive from the recruiting =
officer a=20
certificate thereof and become entitled to compensation for the service =
or labor=20
of said slave, not exceeding the sum of $300, upon filing a valid deed =
of=20
manumission and of release and making satisfactory proof of the title. =
And the=20
recruiting officer shall furnish to any claimant a descriptive list of =
any=20
person enlisted and claimed, under oath, to be his or her slave, and =
allow any=20
one claiming, under oath, that his or her slave has been enlisted =
without his or=20
her consent, the privilege of inspecting the enlisted men for the =
purpose of=20
identification.</FONT></P>
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style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0.3in 6pt; mso-line-height-rule: =
exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">7. A =
board of three=20
persons shall be appointed by the President, to whom the rolls and =
recruiting=20
lists shall be furnished for public information, and, on demand, =
exhibited to=20
any person claiming that his or her slave has been enlisted against his =
or her=20
will. [<I=20
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normal"><SPAN=20
style=3D"TEXT-ALIGN: left; FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-fareast-font-family: =
calibri; mso-ansi-language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; =
mso-bidi-language: ar-sa"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 9pt">The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation go the =
Official=20
Records of the Union and Confederate Armies</FONT></SPAN></I><SPAN=20
style=3D"TEXT-ALIGN: left; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; FONT-FAMILY: ; =
mso-fareast-font-family: calibri; mso-ansi-language: en-us; =
mso-fareast-language: en-us; mso-bidi-language: ar-sa"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 9pt">, Series III, Volume III (Washington: Govt. =
Printing=20
Office, 1899), pp. 860=E2=80=93861.]</FONT></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; =
mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
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style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt"></FONT></SPAN></P>
<P style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; =
mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">These =
three=20
provisions, in effect, authorized the establishment of =E2=80=9Cslave =
claims=20
commissions=E2=80=9D in Maryland, Missouri, and Tennessee, to review =
claims for=20
compensation by loyal slave owners.</FONT></P>
<DIV style=3D"mso-element: footnote" id=3Dftn1>&nbsp;</DIV>
<P=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-element: =
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10pt"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-VARIANT: small-caps">About These =
Records</FONT></FONT></SPAN></P>
<P=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-element: =
footnote-list; mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</P>
<P=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-element: =
footnote-list; mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The =
Records of the=20
Slave Claims Commissions are held in their original form at the National =

Archives and Records Administration Building in Washington, D. C. These =
records=20
have not been microfilmed or digitized. The series is identified as =
=E2=80=9CEntry 348=E2=80=9D=20
in PI17: =E2=80=9CPreliminary Inventory of the Records of the Adjutant =
General's Office=20
(RG 94).=E2=80=9D The records consist of fourteen total items: ten loose =
volumes, and=20
four boxes containing additional volumes. The <I=20
style=3D"mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Journal of the First Maryland =
Commission</I>=20
is designated the third of these volumes.</FONT></P>
<P=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-element: =
footnote-list; mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><SPAN style=3D"mso-tab-count: 1"><FONT =

style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</FONT></SPAN><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">&nbsp;</FONT></P>
<P=20
style=3D"LINE-HEIGHT: 13pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-element: =
footnote-list; mso-line-height-rule: exactly"=20
class=3DMsoNormal align=3Djustify><SPAN style=3D"mso-tab-count: 1"><FONT =

style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</FONT></SPAN><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Unlike the two previous =
volumes in=20
this series of published records, the <I=20
style=3D"mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Journal of the First Maryland =
Commission</I>=20
is not a register of claims, but a journal of the proceedings of the =
=E2=80=9CBoard of=20
Claims,=E2=80=9D as the original Maryland Slave Claims Commission was =
called. The=20
proceedings do contain the names of many individual claimants, and many =
of the=20
slaves for which these claims were made. In addition to these names, =
however,=20
this Journal also provides insight into the operations of the =
=E2=80=9CBoard of Claims,=E2=80=9D=20
and the development of the policies by which claims were =
awarded.</FONT></P>
<DIV style=3D"mso-element: footnote-list"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-fareast-font-family: calibri; =
mso-ansi-language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; =
mso-bidi-language: ar-sa"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-tab-count: 1"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt"></FONT></SPAN></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"mso-element: footnote-list"><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-fareast-font-family: calibri; =
mso-ansi-language: en-us; mso-fareast-language: en-us; =
mso-bidi-language: ar-sa"><SPAN=20
style=3D"mso-tab-count: 1"><FONT=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
10pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&=
nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</FONT></SPAN><FONT style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The <I=20
style=3D"mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Journal</I> begins on 2 December =
1863, with=20
the last entry bearing date 4 June 1864.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV=20
style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: =
12pt"><BR>For=20
purchasing information, visit <A=20
href=3D"http://haitfamilyresearch.com/SlaveClaims.aspx">http://haitfamily=
research.com/SlaveClaims.aspx</A></DIV>
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12pt">&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV=20
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12pt"><BR>Michael=20
Hait<BR>michael.hait at hotmail.com<BR>http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com</DI=
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