Nancy Robertson v. Alexander Waugh. 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 Nancy Robertson humbly represents, that your petitioner is held in bondage & claimed as a slave by one Alexander Waugh. That she is entitled to her freedom and therefore prays your Honors to grant unto her the United States writ of subpoena, to be directed to the said War and such other relief in the premises as your Honors may deem just & proper &c.

Richard Wallach for petitioner


78. 781

Sally Nancy Robertson
Alexander Waugh

Petition for freedom

Filed 6 May 1834

Imps. to March 1835