Charity Butler v. Joseph Thompson. Petition for Freedom


To the honourable the Judges of The General Court

The Petition of Charity Butler humbly sheweth,

That she is unjustly detained and held in Slavery by a certain Joseph Thompson of Charles County, when she is entitled to her Freedom, being the daughter of Bett Butler who was the daughter of Eleanor Butler, who was the daughter of Eleanor Butler a free white woman. She therefore prays your honours to grant a summons against the said Joseph Thompson to appear before your Honours and answer the premises and that he enter unto the usual Recognizance not to ill treat your petitioner and that she be permitted to attend her council when necessary and so forth.

G. Duvall for petr
19th Oct 1789.


Charity Butler
Joseph Thompson.


Octo 1791

Filed the 19th October 1789.

Depo as Thos vs Iezreal Penn at May 1792

Entd GH No 13. folio 42


Charity Butler
Joseph Thompson

Petn for Freedom

Entd JG. No 13 folio 42

Octo 1791