Henrietta Henson v. Mary Ann Cox. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Henrietta Henson, by her father & next friend Andrew Henson Humbly Sheweth.

That she is held in bondage by Mary Ann Cox executrix of William Cox, deceased. And that she is justly entitled to her freedom.

Wherefore she prays that the United States Writ of Subpoena may be directed to issue commanding the said Mary Ann Cox Executrix &c &c

Carlisle for Petr

28 Aug 1839



Henrietta Henson by her next friend Andrew Henson
Mary Ann Cox Executrix of Wm Cox decd

Petition for freedom

The clk will please file this, & issue subpoena
Carlisle for Petr

Filed 28 Aug 1839