Daniel v. Ann Kincheloe. Petition for Freedom


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

The Petition of Negro Daniel humbly sheweth[?]

That your Petitioner is entitled by law to his freedom & is unjustly held in bondage by a certain         Ballard who hath lately purchased him from a certain John C. Kinchelo of Virginia. Wherefore your Petitioner prays to be released from the custody & possession of said Ballard, & sbpa may be issued, directed to him commanding him to appear & answer to this petition & that your Petitioner may have such relief in the premisses as to your Honors may seem just.

Key & Dunlop for Petr:

Jany 12, 1822.



Appearances Aprl 1822

Negro Daniel
Rice C. Ballard

petn for freedom.

Mr Brent-
File this & issue sbpa as prayed, & give Petr: a certificate of the filing & pendency of this petition, for his protection.
Key & Dunlop.

12 Jany 1822.