Cassius Jackson 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 Cassius Jackson otherwise called Cassius a Coloured 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



Cassius Jackson
Bernard H Bucker & Aris Buckner

Petition for freedom

Filed 25th Septr 1833