Joseph Johnson v. Henry Johnson. 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 Joseph Johnson, humbly complaining, sheweth unto your Honors, that your petitioner is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Henry Johnson, who claims you petitioner as his slave. Wherefore your petitioner prays your Honors to grant a Subpoena to the said Henry Johnson directed, and such relief in the premises as may be according to the law.

Atty. for Petitioner



Joseph Johnson
Henry Johnson.

Petition for Freedom.

Filed 16 Novr 1852