Agnes Butler v. Robert Lawson. Petition for Freedom


To the honourable The Judges of the General Court.

The petition of Agnes Butler humbly Sheweth that she is held as a Slave by Robert Lawson of Charles County, altho' she is entitled to her freedom, being descended from a free 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 Lawson, and that summonses may Issue for her witnesses and so forth.

G. Duvall for Petr


Agnes Butler
Robert Lawson

Peto for Freedom

Entd JG No 13 folio 26.

(Octo 1791)


Agnes Butler
Robert Lawson


Entd JG. No 13. folio 26.

Oct 1791

filed the 21st October 1790
sum issd to May 1791