Lynch Wormly v. Smith Cocke. Petition for Freedom


To the Honourable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County the Petition of Lynch Wormly a man of colour respectfully Sheweth

That your Petitioner is of right entitled to his freedom yet is held and unlawfully detained in Slavery by a certain Smith Cock now of Washington County. He therefore prays your Honours to grant that the United States Writ of Subpoena may issue to the said Smith directed commanding him to be and appear before your Honours to answer your Petitioner in the premises and that you, would grant your Petitioner such other and further relief as the nature of his case may seem to require and your Petitioner will Ever pray &c

FSKey for the Petitioner

Mr Brent
will please to file the above Petition & issue a subpoena immediately and give the Petitioner his certificate of Protection
FS Key
George Town
July 10th 1815



Lynch Wormly
Smith Cock

Petn to Freedom

filed July 10th 1815.