Hiram Hunt v. Nelson Conrad, William Gadsby, & Augustin Newton. Petition for Freedom


To the Hon. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for Washington County.

Yr Petitioner Hiram Hunt respectfully represnts that he is a man of color and entitled to his freedom and that he is illegally detained as a slave by N. Conrad of Virginia and William Gadsby and       Newton of the County of Washington in the District of Columbia, to whom said Conrad hired yr Petitioner as a slave. Yr Petitioner therefore prays that the said N. Conrad, William Gadsby and       Newton, may be cited to appear as the Law directs and that yr Petitioner's case may be adjudged ad that his liberty be granted to him and that said Defendants may pay all costs &c. And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c.

Brent & Brent for Petitioner


69. 58. 97. 128.

Hiram Hunt
Nelson Conrad Wm Gadsby & Augustin Newton

Petition for freedom

Filed 30 Jany 1841.