Kitty Shorter & William Shorter v. Daniel Rapine. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Ann Shorter for and on behalf of her Daughter Kitty and Kitty's Child William.

Humbly Sheweth,

That Your Petr's Child Kitty and Kitty's Child William, are detained in Slavery by Daniel Rapine; She therefore pray, that process may issue so, that the freedom of the said Kitty & William may be asserted & proven in this Court, And Your Petitioner will ever pray &c.

H: Hiort for the Petitioner.

28 June 1808



Ann Shorter on behalf of Kitty & William


Mr Brent will please to issue sbpoena.
H: Hiort.

Filed 1th July 1808.