William Jordan v. Lemuel Sawyer. 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 William Jordan humbly sheweth that he is a free person, & is unjustly held in bondage and claimed as a slave by a certain Lemuel Sawyer of Washington County in this District — Wherefore he prays your Honors to grant him the United States's Writ of Subpena to the said Sawyer directed, that he may appear and answer hereunto, & that your Petitioner may be discharged & obtain such other relief as to your Honors shall seem right.

Key & Dunlop for Petr


548 1337 865 472

William Jordan
Lemuel Sawyer

Ap 1824 Trials

Mr Brent
File this & issue sbpa as prayed, & give the Petr a certificate for his protection.
K. & D.

filed 14th Mar. 1823

Fill up the blank with Mr. Sawyer's Christian name.