Joe Thompson v. Walter Clarke. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Joe Thompson Nelly Thompson his wife and Sarah Anne their Infant Child Humbly Sheweth to your Honours. That your Petitioners persons of Colour are of right entitled to their freedom yet nevertheless are held and unjustly detained in Slavery by a Certain Walter Clarke of Washington County and District of Columbia aforesaid. Wherefore your Petitioners pray your Honours to grant that the United States writ of Subpoena may issue to the said Walter Clarke directed commanding him to be and appear before your Honours to answer your Petitioners in the premises and that your Honours would grant such other and further relief as the nature of your Petitioners Case may require & your Petitioners will ever pray &c

FSKey for Petrs


308. 331.

Joe Thompson
Nelly Thompson
& Sarah Anne their Infant Child
Walter Clarke

Petition for Freedom

Filed 31. May 1815.