Milley Butler v. Robert Sinnett. Petition for Freedom


To the honourable The Judges of the General Court

The petitions of Matilda Milley Butler humbly sheweth that she is held as a slave by Robert Sinnett of Charles County, altho she is entitled to her freedom, being descended from a free white woman whose name was Eleanor Butler Your petitioner is the daughter of Rebecca Butler, who was the daughter of Jane Butler, who was the daughter of Eleanor Butler aforesaid a free white woman. She therefore prays your honours to take her case into Consideration, and discharge her from the Custody of the said Robert Sinnett, and that Summons may Issue for the witnesses and so forth.

G. Duvall for Petr


Matilda Milley Butler
Robert Sinnett


May 1791

filed the 21st October 1790 sums issd to May 1791


No 109

Milley Butler
Robert Sinnett

Petition for Freedom

Summons issued & returned "Summoned, Mortius est." To May 1791