Wood Humphreys v. William Berry. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Wood Humphreys humbly sheweth that he is entitled to his freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain William Berry who claims your Petitioner as a slave. Wherefore he prays the United States writ of sbpa to the said Defendant directed that he may be compelled to appear & answer hereunto, & that your Petitioner may be discharged according to law.

Key & Dunlop for Petr


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Wood Humphreys
William Berry

Mr Brent
File it & issue sbpa & give the petitioner a certificate for his protection.
K. & D.

Filed 6 Novr 1822