Henrietta v. Gilbert Docker. Petition for Freedom


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

The Humble Petition of Henrietta (commonly called Henny) Henry (commonly called Harry) and Stephen their Brother Sheweth

That Your Petitioners are born free but are detained in slavery by a certain Gilbert Docker, now, or late an inhabitant of this County, they therefore pray that process may be awarded against the said Gilbert Docker, so that your Petitioners may be permitted to assert their freedom, And

Your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray &c.

H. Hiort for the Petrs.



Henrietta & others
Gilbert Docker

Petn for freedom

filed 7th Febry 1809.