Ex parte Anthony. Petition for Habeas Corpus


To the Honorable the Judges of the United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Alexandria.

The Petition of Negro Anthony humbly sheweth unto your Honors. That he has been illegally detained in prison in the County of Alexandria, and humbly begs your Honors to take his case into consideration, and that he may be thence discharged. And he as in duty bound will ever pray &c

Negro Anthony
his mark

Alexandria County sct

You are hereby required to receive into your Jail and Custody Negro Anthony, who was brought before me by Joseph Simpson as a Runaway, said to be a slave the property of Mr. Richard West of Prince Georges County, Maryland, and him safely keep until he be thence discharged according to Law.

Given under my hand this 19th day of April 1806.
A. Faw

Capt. James Campbell

The above is a true copy of the Warrant of Commitment of Negroe Anthony.
Jas. Campbell Jailor


Petition of Negro Anthony

Negroe Anthony's Petition for Habeas Corpus

1806. March adjourned session Peto. filed & Habs. Corpus awarded, returnable Immediately & Prisoner brought into Court and on hearing discharged out of Custody.