Thomas Over & Francis Over v. Venerand Pulizzi. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Thomas Over & Francis Over humbly sheweth that your petitioners are free and were born of a free white woman, and are unjustly held in bondage by a certain Venerand Pulizzi of Washington County.

Wherefore they pray that subpa may be issued to said Venerand Pulizzi & that he may be compelled to appear and answer hereto. And that they may be discharged from their service and adjuged free according to Law

F. S. Key for Petr



Thomas Over & Francis Over
Venerand Pulizzi

Petn. for freedom

Filed 8th June 1840.