Sarah Stewart v. James C. McGuire. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Sarah Stewart humbly sheweth,

That she is free, and is held in bondage and claimed as a slave by James C. McGuire administrator with the will annexed of Dolly P. Madison late of the County aforesaid deceased and she prays that her right to freedom may be enquired of by your Honors according to law.

Jos. H. Bradley
Atty for Petitioner



Sarah Stewart
Jas. C. McGurie admr of D.P. Madison

Petition for freedom

Mr Smith, Please to file this Petition & issue S.P
Jos. H. Bradley
for Petr

Filed 12th Novr. 1852.