Michael Shorter v. George Fenwick. Petition for Freedom


To the Honble The Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington.

The Petition of Ann Shorter in behalf of her son Michael.

Humbly Sheweth.

That the said Michael is detained in Slavery by a certain Geo: Fenwick. Your Petitioner therefore prays that process may issue against him, so that the right of the said Michael to freedom may be asserted & proved, & Your Petitioner shall ever pray.

H: Hiort for the Petitioner

28 June 1808.



Ann Shorter in behalf of Michael
Geo: Fenwick


Mr Brent will please issue sbpoena
H: Hiort

Filed 1st July 1808.