Nace Humphreys v. John B. Lambert. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Nace Humphreys humbly sheweth that he is entitled to his freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain John B Lambert who claims your Petitioner as a slave.

Wherefore your Petitioner prays subpoena to said Defendant directed that he may appear & answer hereto & that your Petitioner may be discharged according to law.

Key & Dunlop
for Petr:


27 104

Nace Humphreys
John B Lambert

Mr. Brent
Issue sbpa as prayed, & give the Petr. a certificate for his protection.

Filed 8 Novr. 1822