Peter Thomas v. Creedy Hamilton. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Peter Thomas humbly sheweth, that he is held in slavery by Creedy Hamilton of the County of Washington, and District of Columbia, and he is advised that he is entitled to be free, being descended from a free white woman whose name was Elizabeth Thomas, in the female line.

He therefore prays your Honours, the premises considered, to discharge him from the custody of the said Creedy Hamilton if he should prove his descent as aforesaid, & that summons may issue for the said Creedy Hamilton to answer this petition, and he will pray & soforth.

Lewis. P. W. Balch for Petitioner



filed 7th Dec 1809.