Nancy Lee v. Augustus Preuss. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Nancy an infant by her mother and next friend Lizette Lee humbly sheweth unto your honors that she is entitled to her freedom & is unjustly & illegally held in bondage by one Augustus Preuss who holds your petitioner & (as she believes & is informed) means to sell her as a slave for life. Whereupon she prays your honors that a subpoena may be issued to the said Augustus Preuss directed that he may appear and answer hereto & that your petitioner may be discharged form her service & obtain such relief in the premises as to your honors may seem meet

R Beale for Petitioner


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Nancy Lee by Lizette Lee her mother & next friend
Augustus Preuss

petition for freedom

filed 18th Novr 1826