Sandy Weaver v. George Bomford. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable, The Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the County of Washington in the District of Columbia.

The petition of Sandy Weaver respectfully sheweth that your petitioner is a colored person and entitled to his freedom and is unlawfully detained in Custody by George Bomford of said County who refuses to release your petitioner.

And your petitioner prays your honourable Court to have such action in this case as is required, and that justice may be done in the premises and your petitioner will every pray &c.

A.H. Lawrence
Atty for petitioner


25 78 75. 29.

Sandy Weaver
George Bomford

Pet. for freedom

Filed 11 May 1846.

Col. Brent. Please issue a subpoena on the within
A.H. Lawrence
Atty for Plff