Elizabeth Smith v. James Birch & John Armfield. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Elizabeth Smith Respectfully Sheweth: That your petitioner is entitled to her freedom, and is held in bondage by Stephen Franklin James Birch John Armfield who are about to send her out of, and beyond the District aforesaid.

Your Petitioner therefore prays You Honors to grant her the United States Writ of Subpoena to be directed to the said Franklin & Armfield, and such other & further relief in the premises as your Honors may deem just and right, and she as in duty bound will ever pray.

G. L. Giberson for Petitioner.



Elizabeth Smith
James Birch Stephen Franklin & John Armfield

Petition for freedom.

The clerk will please issue on this petition.
G. L Giberson

fd. 12 Feby 1835

Enter me as security for fees.
G. L Giberson