Sally Shorter v. Thomas Corcoran. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble The Judges of The Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for the County of Washington.

The humble Petition of Ann Shorter on behalf of her Daughter Sally.

Humbly Sheweth,

That Your Petitioners Daughter is detained in Slavery, by a certain Thomas Corcoran; She therefore prays that the regular process may issue, so that Your Petitioner for her Child may be enabled to Assert her right to freedom.

And Your Petitioner will ever pray.

H: Hiort for the Petr

28 June 1808.



Ann Shorter on behalf of Sally
Thos Corcoran


Mr Brent will be pleased to Issue sbpoena
H: Hiort

Filed 1th July 1808.