Sally 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 Sally 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 Honourable 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


91 49. 30. 38. 99. 62

Sally Cross
Sarah E. Linton

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

Filed 23 August 1843