Lidia Harris v. William M. Lewis. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable the Circuit of the District of Columbia in and for the County of Washington.

The petition of Lidia Harris respectfully represents to your Honorable Court that he he is unlawfully held in slavery by one William M Lewis of Virginia contrary to the will of Francis Montgomery of the same state, which will provide to gives her her freedom on her arrival at the age of twenty eight. to which age she has passed. The She therefore respectfully prays your the honorable Court aforesaid to deliver her from the above mentioned servitude.

Dandridge for petitioner

Washington June 29th 1836


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Lidia Harris
William M Lewis

Petition for freedom

Filed 29th June 1836