Lucy Crawford v. Martha A. Scott. Petition for Freedom


The Petition of Lucy Crawford against Martha A Scott humbly represents to your Honorable Court that she is a woman of Colour and entitled to her freedom and that she is unjustly claimed and held as a slave by the said Martha she therefore prays that she may be discharged from such claim by the judgment of this Honorable Court
J Hellen

To the Judges of the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia & County of Washington sitting as a Court of Common Law



Lucy Crawford
Martha A Scott

Petition for Freedom

J Hellen for Petitioner

Filed 18th Octo. 1845