Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20978601 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipfull Justices of Frederick County Court, Now Sitting (, )
Filing Date:1786-March-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Patrick McNemara states that although he has been in jail for the past ten weeks "on Suspision of being a Run Away," he is, in fact, a free man who has been "in the American Service in Captain Migills Company, Comanded by Col. Bakerfield in the Virginia Service." He explains that his colonel cannot vouch for him because Bakerfield was killed at the Battle of Camden, but "there is Severale that knows that I have or was not a Servant." McNamara asserts that he was unacquainted with the necessity of carrying a pass to indicate his free status and he asks to be released from jail.
# of Petition Pages:2
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20978601

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
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  • Volume: 4329-22
  • Page: 2
  • Microfilm: M 11024

Processing Information

Record Created:12/7/1999
Record Final Edited:9/20/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/11/2006 2:27:00 PM