Charles Taylor v. Ariss Buckner & Bernard H. Buckner. Petition for Freedom


To the honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington

The Petition of Charles Taylor otherwise called Charles a negro man humbly complaining sheweth unto your honors that he is entitled to his freedom and is unjustly held in bondage by Bernard H Buckner and Aris Buckner who claim your Petitioner as their slave

Wherefore your Petitioner prays your Honors to grant a subpoena to the said Bernard H Buckner and Aris Buckner directed and such relief in the premises as may be according to law

John J Dermott
atty for Petitioner



Charles Taylor
Bernard H Buckner & Aris Buckner

Petn for freedom

Filed 24 Sept 1833