Milly v. Basil Warring. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of negro Milly humbly sheweth that your Petitioner is entitled to her freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain Basil Warring of Washington, who claims & holds your Petitioner as a Slave.

Wherefore she prays the United States writ of subpoena to the said Basil Warring the Defendant directed, commanding him to appear & answer hereunto, that your Petitioner may be discharged according to law.

Key & Dunlop for the Petr:



Basil Warring


Mr. Brent
File this, issue sbpa & give the Petr: a certificate for her protection.
Yrs K. & D.

Fd 13 Nov 1822