Mary Jackson v. Benjamin Davis. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court

The Petition of Mary Jackson for herself & her two infant children Samuel & Billey, humbly sheweth that she and her children have been seized & are held in slavery by a certain Benjamin Davis and other persons to her unknown, and she and her said children is free, and she prays process against said Davis & that she be not carried out of this District.

Bradley & Bradley
for petitioners



Mary Jackson & children
Benj Davis


filed 23 May 1856