Charity Crowner v. Rezin Arnold. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County.

The Petition of Charity Crowner humbly sheweth that your petitioner is a free woman & born of a free white woman and is unjustly held in bondage by a certain Rezin Arnold of Washington County.

Wherefore she prays that supba maybe issued to said Arnold & that he may be compelled to appear and answer hereto and that she may be discharged from her service and adjudged free according to Law.

FSKey for Petr



Charity Crowner
Rezin Arnold

Petn for freedom

Filed 8th June 1840.