William Green v. Elisha Jewell. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court Dist. of Columbia for Washington County Sct

The Petition of William Green humbly sheweth— That he is entitled to his freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain Elisha Jewell, who claims to hold your petitioner as a Slave.— Wherefore he prays your Honors that subpœna may issue to the said Elisha Jewell that he may be compelled to appear & answer hereunto, & that your Petitioner may be discharged from his service & adjudged free according to law.—

Key & Dunlop for Petr


84 322

Wm Green
Elisha Jewell


Mr Brent
File it & issue sbpa & give petr a certificate for his protection.
K. & D.

Filed 15 July 1830