Joan Overton v. Collimore Pope, Fielder Pope, & Nelly Jenkins. Petition for Freedom


To the honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington

The humble Petition of Joan Overton sheweth, that your Petitioner is detained in slavery by Collimore Pope, Fielder Pope and Nelly Jenkins and as your petitioner is entitled to her freedom, having lineally descended in the female line from a free woman, she prays that process may be awarded to compel the appearance of the said Collimore Pope Fielder Pope and Nelly Jenkins to answer her complaint &c.

E. M. Lowe
for Petitioner


Joan Overton
Collimore Pope Fielder Pope & Nelly Jenkins


Filed 27. August 1810.
Subpa issd.