Sylvia Lee v. Elizabeth Smallwood. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County.-

The Petition of Sylvia Lee humbly sheweth that she is a free person unlawfully held in bondage by one Elizabeth Smallwood, who claims your Petitioner as a slave. Wherefore she prays that sbpa may issue to said Elizabeth that she may appear & answer hereunto according to law.

Key & Dunlop for Petr.



Sylvia Lee
E. Smallwood

Petition for freedom

Mr Brent
File it & issue subpa & give Petr. a certe for protection.
K. & D.

Filed 26 Apl 1827.