Lizette Lee v. Augustus Preuss. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Lizette Lee humbly sheweth unto your honours that she is entitled to her freedom and is unjustly & illegally held in bondage by one Augustus Pruce who holds your petitioner & (as she believes & is informed) means to sell her as a slave. Whereas she prays your honors that a subpoena may be issued to the said Augustus Pruce directed That he may appear and answer hereto & that your petitioner may be discharged from his service & obtain such relief in the premises as to your honors may seem meet

R Beale for Petitioner


226 109 App

Lizette Lee
Agustus Pruce

Pet for freedom

Joanna Lee sets for costs
R Beale

Fild 16 Septr 1826

Submitted May 1827