George Kean v. Oliver Kean & Silas Burke. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of George Kean otherwise called George a coloured man humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honors that your Petitioner is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Oliver Kean and Silas Burke Exer of Jas Kean Jr who clam your Petitioner as their slave Wherefore your Petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena to the said Oliver Kean and Silas Burke directed and such relief in the premises as may be according to law

John J Dermott
Atty for Petitioner


24 75. 120. 90. 193 89. 197.

George Kean
Oliver Kean & Silas Burke
Exor of James Kean Jr

Peto for freedom

Filed 28 April 1836.