Martha Cross v. Sarah E. Linton. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable The Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington

The Petition of Martha Ann Cross a coloured person humbly complaining sheweth unto the said Honorable Court that your Petitioner is entitled to her freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Sarah E Linton who claim your Petitioner as her slave Wherefore your Petitioner prays the said Honorable Court to grant a subpoena to the said Sarah E Linton directed and such relief in the premises as may be according to law

John J Dermott atty for Petitioner


70 48. 29. 37. 98. 61.

Martha Ann Cross
Sarah E Linton

The clerk will file this Petition and issue accordingly
John J Dermott
Atty for Petitioner

Filed 23d August "43