Michael Oakley & Anthony Oakley v. Notley Young. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petn of Michael Oakley and Anthony Oakley Humbly sheweth

That your Petitioner is entitled to freedom by birth right, but is detained in Slavery by a certain Notley Young who resides within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court; he therefore prays that process may issue so that he may assert his right. And your Petr will ever Pray &c

Michael Oakley
12 Augst 1809

I undertake to appear as Attorney to prosecute this Claim.
Henry Hiort


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Michael Oakley & Anthony
Notley Young

Petn for Freedom