Petition of the residents of Auburn, New York
To the Honorable Sereno E. Payne, House of Representatives 28th district State of Newyork.
Sir: We the undersigned residents of the city of Auburn N.Y. Earnestly request you to call up the claim of Harriet Tubman (now Harriet Davis) the well known colored woman, a resident of, or near this city. The claim for her personal valuable services to the government during the late war of rebellion as scout nurse and spy was presented to congress several years ago by the Hon G. S. MacDougall and a bill was passed allowing her $1800. but no further action was and the bill failed to become a law.
Will you please bring up the matter again and press it to a final and sucessful termination. And your petitioners will Ever pray.
|Mrs. D.M. Osborne||Auburn|
|Mrs. Wm. L. Garrison||Boston, Mass.|
|Arria S. Huntington||Syracuse N.Y.|
|Ednah D Cheney||Boston Mass.|
|Louisa Wilkinson Wilson||New York N.Y.|
|Dora G.S. Hazard||Syracuse NY|
|F.D. Huntington||Syracuse "|
|Joseph M. Clarke||Syracuse "|
|H.D.S. Huntington||Syracuse "|
|Mrs. C.B. Sedgwick||Syracuse "|
|Ernest I. White||" "|
|Katherine Sage White||" "|
|Adelaide W. White|
|CH Halcomb||" "|
|Annah Sumner Teall Halcomb||" "|
|H.R. Bender||Auburn, N.Y.|