To the Honorable Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the County of Washington District of Columbia.
Your Petitioner Alfred Meekins respectfully represents that he is entitled to his freedom & is illegally detained in slavery by one Lucy Croghn & he prays such relief as by law he is entitled to.
Bryce atty for Petitioner
Petition for Freedom
Filed 19 April 1834.
By William G. Thomas and the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, distributed under a Creative Commons License.Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Plan of the City of Washington. Philadelphia: Thackara & Vallance, 1794?. From Library of Congress, Map Collections.