Gill Litchworth v. Zadok Wilson. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Gill Litchworth, a man of color, humbly sheweth, that he is entitled to his freedom, but is now held in slavery by a certain Zadock Wilson laying an insufficient claim to your petitioner. Wherefore you petitioner prays the judgment of your Honors that he be released from further bondage. And your petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray and so forth.

Clement Cox for Petitioner



Gill Litchworth
Zadock Wilson

Petition for Freedom

Mr Brent. Please file this and issue subpoena against defendant
C. Cox

filed 3d December 1824