Prince Gray v. Joel T. Gustine. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Prince Gray Humbly sheweth; That your petitioner is illegally detained in slavery by Joel T Gustine, though he is entitled to his freedom, as he is prepared to verify. He, therefore, humbly prays that this Honorable Court will take his case into consideration, and direct such process and steps to be taken thereon, as to his Honorable Court may seem proper and the Law has provided, & your petitioner will pray & c.

Jones & Forrest for petitioner



Prince Gray
Joel T Gustine

petition for freedom

Mr Brent,
file this & issue
Jones & Forrest

filed 5th Sept 1820.