William Crowner v. George B. Scott. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of William Crowner humbly sheweth that your Petitioner is a free man born of a free white woman & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain George B. Scott of Washington County.

Wherefore he prays that sbpa may be issued to said Scott, & that he may be compelled to appear & answer hereto, & that he may be discharged from his service & adjudged free according to law.

FS Key for Petr.



William Crowner
George B. Scott

petn. for freedom

Filed 8th June 1840