Henry Addison v. Thomas Rogers. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington

The petition of Henry Addison respectfully sheweth to your honors that he is now held in unlawful custody as a slave by one Thomas Rogers Administrator de bonis non of Miss Ann Roszel late of Loudoun County State of Virginia deceased and that in fact your petitioner is free and your petitioner prays your honors to take into Consideration his Case and hear and determine the same and your petitioner will ever pray &c &c

William R Woodward
Atty for Petitioner

Henry [torn paper]



Henry Addison
Thomas Rogers admr de. bon. non. C. I.[?] A of Anna Roszel decd.

Col Bret will please file this petition and issue agreement to as above
Wm R Woodward
Nov 2 1847

Filed 3d. Nov 1847