Hannah Stewart v. Allison Nailor. 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 Hannah Stewart otherwise called Hannah a coloured woman humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honors that your Petitioner is entitled to freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Allison Nailor who claims your Petitioner as his slave Wherefore your Petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena to the said Allison Nailor directed and such relief in the premises as may be according to law

John J Dermott atty for Petitioner



Hannah Stewart
Allison Nailor

Petition for freedom

Mr Brent will please file this Petition & issue the necessary process
John J Dermott

Filed 31st July 1839