Rachel Turner v. Innis B. Palmer. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Rachael Turner otherwise called Rachael a coloured woman humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honors that your Petitioner is entitled to her freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Innis B Palmer who claims your Petitioner as his slave

Wherefor your Petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena to the said Innis B Palmer directed and such relief in the premises as may be according to law

John J Dermott atty for Petitioner



Rachael Turner
Innis B Palmer

Mr Brent will issue a Subpoena as above
J J Dermott
9th March 1836

Filed 10th March 1836.