Single sheet, folded, 2pp., docketted on fourth integral leaf, matted, glazed and framed. Barbara Reily, of the City of Washington, gives to her grandchildren Joseph Anderson, William, Philip Key, and Phoebe Wright, children of her son Th. B. Reily "Negroe woman Frankey, or Frances, and her two children Mary and Clinton." The document is witnessed by N.B. Van Zandt, Justice of the Peace, District of Columbia, Washington County. Old fold lines, else a very good copy. Item #61961
Barbara Reily was the widow of Major William Reily (ca.1749-1824), a Revolutionary War veteran of the 4th Maryland Regiment. They resided on 12th Street in Washington with their three children John, Susan, and Thomas B. Reily. Thomas served as a clerk in the Treasury Department. [see Wm. Reily's Revolutionary War pension application and the records of the DC Congressional Cemetery obituaries] Slavery was not abolished in the District of Columbia until April 1862.