Primos Garner v. William Mills. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Primos Garner a colored man humbly sheweth unto your Honors that he is entitled to his freedom, and is unjustly detained and held in bondage by one William Mills of the District of Columbia, who claims your Petitioner as his slave Whereupon your Petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena to be directed to the said William Mills and such other relief in the premises as may be according to law and your Petitioner will as is duty bound ever pray &c

Primos Garner
by E. C. Morgan his attorney


139. 112 136 187. 139. 157 178. 158

Primos Garner
William Mills

The clerk will please file this Petition and issue accordingly
Morgan for Petr

Filed 14th January 1851.