John Peterson v. Elizabeth Whiting. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of John Peterson humbly sheweth that he is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly held in bondage and claimed as a slave by a certain Elizabeth Whiting

Wherefore he prays that sbpa may be issued to her to appear & answer hereto before your Honors, & that he may be discharged & declared free according to law.

FSKey for Petr


226. 127. 228 572. 179. 175. 135. 131. 219. 149. 178.

Jno Peterson
Elizth Whiting

Mr Brent,
File it & issue supa as prayed & give Petr a certe for his protection.

filed 4 Octr 1834
(Certe given & pd for)