James Williams v. Peter Havener. Petition for Freedom


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

James Williams of the District & County aforesaid represents that he is held in slavery by Peter Havener of said District & County, and that he, the said Williams, is entitled to his freedom & humbly prays your Honors to inquire into & do, or cause justice to be done in the premises;

And your petitioner will ever pray &c.

M. Thompson
Atty for Petitioner

Apl 1st 1853



James Williams
Peter Havener


Filed 1st April 1853