Sarah Ann Allen v. Joseph Wallingsford. Petition for Freedom


To the honorable the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia in and for the County of Washington

The petition of Sarah Ann Allen for herself and three ch infant children named Eliza Jane Julia Maria & John Davy humbly sheweth

That she & her said children are entitled to their freedom & are unjustly held & claimed by a certain Joseph Wallingsford as his slaves.

Wherefore they pray to be discharged & [illegible] that subpona may issue to the said Joseph to appear & answer hereto.

FS Key for Petrs.



Sally Allen
Joseph Wallingsford

Mr Brent
File it & issue sbpa
FS Key.

Filed 4 August 1834.