Cyrus Slater v. Enoch Bell. Petition for Freedom


To the Honorable the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia & County of Alexandria. The Petition of Cyrus Slater a man of Colour respectfully sheweth that he is illegally held in slavery by Even Bell. That he was born in Maryland & was brought to Alexandria where he has lived upwards of five years, at Different Times, by which importation he is entitled to his freedom. He therefore prays leave to bring suit for his freedom &c

Negroe Cyrus to[?] Enoch Bell als. Even Bell