Moses Bell v. James Rhodes. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia: for Washington County

The Petition of Moses Bell respectfully represents unto your Honors that your Petitioner is entitled to his freedom and that he is held in slavery by one James Rhodes of the same County and prays that a Subpoena may issue to the said James Rhodes and his rights be enquired into by your Honors

R Wallach for Petitioner



Moses Bell
James Rhodes

Petition for freedom

Filed 18 March 1841.