Charles Mahoney v. John Ashton. Petition for Freedom


To the honourable The Judges of the General Court.

The petition of Charles Mahoney humbly sheweth That he is held in Slavery by the Reverend John Ashton of Prince George's County, although he is entitled to his Freedom, being descended from a free woman named Anne Joice. He therefore prays your Honours to order Summons for his witness, consider his Case, & discharge him from the further custody of the said John Ashton, upon your petitioner's proving the facts stated. And he will pray and so forth.

G. Duvall for Petr

Wits to be Sumd

AA County
  • Eleanor Harrison
  • Samuel Harrison Jr.
  • Joseph Hutton
  • The Revd Thos Digges; PG County
  • Benjamin Beecraft, Montg County
  • Dorothy Hale, P G. County.

Charles Mahoney
Revd John Ashton


Mr Gwinn,
File it & issue Sums

Filed 18" Octr 1791