DS - Document Signed[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Perali, Joseph T. 1 page. 8" x 10." Letter ordering a property vacated on behalf of Thomas M. Holmes, a free person of color. Charleston, 8 June 1865. Thomas M Holmes was the sitting president of the Colored People's Convention of South Carolina. This ADS states, "Permission is hereby given to Thomas M. Holmes to take possession of the property known as No 62 Liberty St Charleston S.C. He having paid the U.P. taxes on the same and exhibited his receipts at this office. The party or parties now occupying the said premises are hereby notified to vacate the same by the 16 inst." Some time after the signing of this document, Holmes gave a deposition to Congress in which he testified that a "great number" of "colored poeple, who were Republicans" told him that they voted instead for O'Connor. Holmes was an influential figure in his community, and a leader among Charleston's population of free African Americans. Creased at folds, with some spotting/discoloration and light wear from handling. Very good condition overall. This is a rare, one-of-a-kind piece that offers a unique window into the life of a free person of color shortly after the Civil War.