Milford Foote v. John B. Armistead. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit court of the United States for the district of Columbia & county of Washington

The petition of Milford Foote respectfully sheweth That your petitioner is held in bondage & claimed by John B. Armistead as a slave, tho' your petitioner is justly entitled to his freedom in consequence of his having been illegally imported into & sold within the district of Columbia. Your petitioner therefor prays that your honors will take his case into consideration & that a subpoena may issue commanding the said John B to appear &c: & grant him such further & other process & relief as to your Honors may seen meet & his case may require And as in duty bound he will ever pray &c:

John Law
for Petr.


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Milford Foote
John B Armistead

Mr. Brent will please to file this petition & issue subpoena
J Law.

filed 6th Mar 1817.