Susan Joyce v. Daniel Carroll. Petition for Freedom


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

The Humble Petition of Susan Joyce, who offers her Petition on behalf of herself and her two Children, Michael and Louisa; also on behalf of Rachael her sister and her son Peter; likewise Ann who is her sister & her the said Ann's daughter Eliza, Charity and Polly her sisters, and John, Bennett and Frank her Brothers.

Humbly Sheweth

That Your Petitioners are unlawfully detained in Slavery by Daniel Carroll Esqr of Duddington, and they Humbly pray process may issue from this Court, so that they may assert their right to freedom, And Your Petitioners as is duty bound will ever pray.

Hiort, for Petitioners.

6th January 1809.



Susan Joyce and others
Danl Carroll of Duddington

Petition for freedom.

Filed 6th Jany 1809