Matilda Gray v. Mary Ann Pic. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Matilda Gray respectfully sheweth, that your petitioner & her child William who is about the age of two years are entitled to their freedom, and are nevertheless unjustly held in bondage by a certain Mary Anne Pic of Georgetown in Washington County aforesaid; wherefore your petitioner prays that your honors will order a subpœna to be issued, directed to the said Mary Anne. & that you will afford such other relief in the premisses as may be agreeable to law and as to your honors may seem just & right. and your petitioner as in duty Bound will ever pray &c

F.S. Key for Petitioner



Matilda Gray
Mary Ann Pic


Filed 26 November 1812

Petition for Freedom

Matilda Gray
Mary Anne Pic