John R. Smith v. Thomas Haynes. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of John R. Smith a coloured person, humbly sheweth unto your Honors that your petitioner is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Thomas Haynes who claim your petitioner as a slave; wherefore your petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena directed to the said Thomas Haynes, and such other relief in the premises as may be according to Law.

Morgan & Ratcliffe
Attys. for petitioner


68 71. 25.

Petition of John R. Smith for Freedom
Thos. Haynes

Filed 7 January 1847.