Mary Foster v. William Richards. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia and County of Washington:

The Petition of Mary Foster a Coloured person, humbly sheweth unto the said Honorable Court, that your petitioner is entitled to her freedom, and is unjustly held in bondage by William Richards, who claims your petitioner as his Slave, whereupon your petitioner prays the said Honorable Court to grant a subpoena directed to the said William Richards, and such other relief in the premises as may be in according to Law.

Daniel Ratcliffe
Atty for Petitioner


115 147. 105 135.

Mary Foster
William Richards

The Clerk will file this petition and issue accordingly.
D Ratcliffe
aty for Petitioner

Filed 14 Jany 1848