Ex parte James White. Petition for Habeas Corpus


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

The Petition of James White a free negro, respectfully sheweth to the Court that he is illegally detained by the Jailor of this County Your petitioner prays the court to grant him a writ of Habeas Corpus returnable forthwith to be directd[?] the Jailor of this County commanding to bring your petitioner before the Court with the cause of his detention, that the court may inquire into the legality of his imprisonment.

Edm: J Lee for Petitioner 8th Novr 1841


Exparte James White


1841 Nov: Term 2d day Hab. awd & on hearing petitioner discharged