Susanna Luckett v. Jonathan P. Walkom & Elizabeth Walkom. Affidavit of Jesse T. Ramsay


In the Case of Susanna Luckett against Jonathan Walkom and E. Walkom & others. his wife.

The Counsel assigned by the Court for Susanna Luckett suing in forma pauperis respectfully states to the Court that Susanna Lucket a black woman, was brot from the State of Maryland, by the defendant into the County of Alexandria on the 3d Day of Sept 1821, that she was not recorded, and that she has remained in the County of Alexandria, more than 12 months. That also she has been hired into the State of Maryland, and has remained there one year. The Counsel states that if the facts are supported of which they he has strong evidence she is entitled to her freedom under the Laws of this county, and also according to the Laws of Maryland. The Counsel further states to the Court that he deems it unnessary to enter into any further previous discussion. He has taken considerable pains to understand the right of the said Lucket to her freedom, and he is of the opinion that she is entitled to it. That her since her right to freedom has accused the defendant plaintiff has had a child born unto her.

J. T. Ramsay


345 49 388

Susanna Luckett (in forma pauperis)
E. Walkom & others.

Suit for freedom.


May Term 4th day
Petition filed & leave granted to sue in forma pauperis Jesse T. Ramsay assigned as council and report returned
Decem. Contd.
1824. Jany. Nar. filed & Com. Order
Feby: March Com. Order Confd. & Wt. Inqy:
May Term 20th day Not Gty. Jd.

May Term 20th day Not gty Jt.