Margaret Norah Atkins & Alfred Atkins v. Francis Bowling & Clarissa Gardiner. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Margaret Norah Atkins and Alfred Atkins by David Atkins their Father and next friend humbly shewth that the said Margaret Norah, and Alfred are free, and are now held in servitude by the Francis Bowling, and Clarissa B. Gardner administrators of Richard B. Gardner deceased and they pray subpoena and that their petition be heard by the Court.

Jos. H. Bradley for Petitioners


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Margaret Norah Atkins & Alfred Atkins
Bowling & Gardner admr Gardner


Filed 16 Decr 1841.

Renewls to Nov '44

Schell brought the woman to Washington to be sold abroad - & was attached by Semmes.