Charles Bell v. Luther Jones. 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 Charles Bell humbly sheweth that he is claimed to be held in slavery by a certain Luther Jones: that your Petitioner is free: and he prays process against the said Jones and that his right to freedom may be enquired of by the Country.

Bradley & Bradley
for Petitioner


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Charles Bell
Luther Jones admr de bonis non for Walter Chew

Petition for Freedom

Clerk will please to file this and issue

Filed 1st Dec 1854.