Ann Kane v. Thomas Ogden. 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 Ann Kane, respectfully represents to your Honors that she is a free woman and held in custody by one Thomas Ogden who claims her as his slave. That your petitioner has no relief in the premises except through your Honorable court. She therefore prays that the said Ogden may be required by prayer process to appear before yr. Honors and shew cause if any he hath why your petitioner shall not be discharged from bondage &c

D Ratcliff
atty for Petitioner


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Ann Kane
Thos Ogden.

The clerk will file this petition for Freedom & issue
D Ratcliff
atty for Petitr

Filed 9th Aug: 1854