Sarah Oakley v. Mary Ann Fenwick. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Sarah Oakley in behalf of herself and her four Children John, Mary Ann, Eliza and Thomas

Humbly sheweth

That your Petitioners are detained in Slavery, by Mary Ann Fenwick, and pray process may issue, so that they may assert their right to Freedom.

And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound will every pray

Hiort for Complts.



Sarah Oakley & Children
Mary Ann Fenwick.

filed 25th July 1808

Mr Brent will be pleased to issue sbpoena.