Mary E. Semmes v. John Marlow. Petition for Freedom


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

Mary E. Simmes, by the next friend Joseph Alexander, respectfully sheweth unto your Honors, that she the said Mary E. Simmes is unlawfully held in servitude by one John Marlow, and she humbly prays that your honors may summon said John Marlow, and that she may have a fair trial as to the question whether she be a slave or not and your &c

J. W. Sheahan
atty for petr.


141. 210. 84 90 120. 168.

Mary E. Simmes by her next friend Joseph Alexander
John Marlow

Pet for freedom

The clerk will please file this petition & issue as above.
Sheahan for petr
Nov. 28, 49.

Filed 28th Novr. 1849.