John Battaile v. Thomas Miller. 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 John Battles humbly sheweth that he is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly & illegally held in bondage by one Thomas Miller who holds your & claims your petitioner and (as he believes & is informed) means to sell him as a slave. Whereon he prays your honors that a subpona may be issued to the said Thomas Miller directed that he may appear and answer hereto, and that your petitioner may be discharged from his service, and obtain such relief in the premises as your honors may seem right.

R Beale for Petitioner


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John Battles vs.
Thomas Miller

Petn for freedom

R Beale secy for Petn costs & fees due the clerk

Filed 30 June 1826