Henry Sumby v. James P. Gannon. Petition for Freedom


To the Hon. the Judges of the Circt Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington.

The Petition of Henry Sumby respectfully represents unto your Honor that he is illegally and unlawfully held in bondage by one James P. Gannon who claims him as his slave. he therefore prays your Honors to grant him the U States writ of Subpoena, and as in duty bound with ever pray &c.

J.W. Sheahan Atty for petr.



Henry Sumby
James P Gannon

Pet for Freedom.

The clerk will please file this & issue as above.

Filed 2nd Nov 1848