Sally Henry v. Henry W. Ball. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington. The Petition of negro Sally (an infant by William her father & next friend) humbly sheweth that your Petitioner is entitled to her freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain Henry W Ball who holds & claims your Petitioner as a slave.

Wherefor your Petitioner prays that a subpona may be issued directed to the said Henry Ball that he may appear & answer unto the premisses, & your said claim to freedom & be allowed all such other & futher relief in the premisses as may be agreeable to law & may seem right to your Honors.—

FSKey for Petr


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Henry W. Ball


Mr Brent—
File it & issue sbpa as prayed.

fild 26 Apl 1813

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