Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483517 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable William Cranch chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia (CRANCH, William)
Filing Date:1835-August-24
Ending Date:1835-August-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nancy Jones asserts that she is a free woman of color, illegally "committed to the Prison of Washington," and unable to obtain a copy of her commitment. Jones was apprenticed by her father George Jones for four years to James Mullinix [Mullinax] to learn to be a house servant and cook. Jones seeks a writ of habeas corpus.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Petition; Marshal's Return, ca. 1835; Order, 26 August 1835; Warrant, Nancy Jones, 4 May 1835; Copy of Indenture, George Jones and James Mullinix, 6 May 1835; Newspaper Advertisement, Nancy Jones, 25 July 1835; Correspondence, J. Walsh to E. Mason, 22 August 1835
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20483517

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States District Court, Segregated Habeas Corpus Papers
  • Record Group: 21
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:9/30/1999
Record Final Edited:11/4/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/23/2005 4:16:00 PM