Jenny Thompson v. Joseph Clarke. Petition for Freedom


To the Honourable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County

The Petition of Jenny Thompson a person of colour Humbly Sheweth

That your Petitioner is of right entitled to her freedom yet nevertheless is held and unjustly detained in Slavery by a Certain Joseph Clarke of Washington County aforesaid wherefore she prays your Honours to grant that the United States writ of subpoena may issue to the said Joseph Clarke directed commanding him to be and appear before your Honours to answer your Petitioner in the premises and that your Honours would grant her such other and further relief as the nature of her Case may seem to require & your Petitioner will ever pray &c.

FS Key for Petitioner



Jenny Thompson
Joseph Clarke

Petn for Freedom

Filed 31. May 1815