Jesse Nelson v. John Cornewll. 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 Jesse Wilson Nelson humbly sheweth, that your Petitioner is free, and is held in bondage and claimed as a slave by one John Cornell a resident of said County, and he prays that his rights may be enquired of by your Honors according to Law.

Ennis & McCutchen attys for Petitioner
Dec 3, 1852


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Jesse Nelson
John Cornell

Pet for freedom

Mr Smith will please file within petition & issue s. p.
Ennis & McCutchen for Pet

Filed 3d. December 1852