Sally Henry v. Henry W. Ball. Writ of Error



The President of the United States,

To the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Columbia in Washington County


Because in the record and proceedings as also in the rendition of the judgment of a plea which is in said circuit court before you or some of you, between Negro Sally Henry by William Henry her next friend was Petitioner and Henry W. Ball was Defendant on a petition for freedom a manifest error hath happened, to the great damage of the said Petitioner as by her complaint appears. We being willing that error, if any hath been, should be duly corrected, and full and speedy justice done to the parties aforesaid in this behalf: Do command you, if judgment be therein given, that then under your seal distinctly and openly, you send the record and proceedings aforesaid, with all things concerning the same, to the Supreme Court of the United States, together with this writ, so that you have the same at Washington, on the first Monday of August next, in the said Supreme Court, to be then and there held, that the record and proceedings aforesaid being inspected, the said Supreme Court may cause further to be done therein to correct that error, what of right and according to the law and custom of the United States should be done.

Witness, the honorable John Marshall chief justice of the said Supreme Court, this first Monday of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen and of the Independence of the United States the thirty seventh

E B Caldwell
Clk. Sup. Ct. U. S.


Filed 22 July 1814.