Mary Ann Bond et al. v. Thomas C. Magruder. Petition for Freedom


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

The petition of Allis Campbell, Mary Ann Bond, John Henry Dorsey, Elizabeth Dorsey, Julia Ann Eglin, Maria Louisa Eglin, Mary Ellana Eglin, the said Elizabeth Dorsey, Julia Ann Eglin, Maria Lewisa Eglin, Mary Ellana Eglin being minors, who appear by their next friend Allis Campbell all residing in the County & District aforesaid respectfully represent that they are unjustly held in servitude by Thomas C. Magruder administrator "administrator de bonis non" of Thomas Booth deceased late of the County aforesaid. The said Negros being the property of said T. Booth at the time of his death Whereupon they pray that the same may be inquired of by your Honors and such relief granted to them as to your Honours may seem right and proper. And as in duty bound they will ever pray &c

Ennis & Carrington P.Q[?]


448 275.

Petition for freedom by Allis Campbell & others
Thomas Magruder

The clerk will Docket this [strikethrough] case for trial on Trial Docket
Ennis & Carrington
Counsel for petitioners

Bradley & Morgan
for Defet

Filed 15th Novr. 1853