Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20981210 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable Court of Frederick County
Filing Date:1812-August-10
Ending Date:1814-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary, a woman of color, avows "that she is entitled to be free and is unjustly held in slavery by a certain Otho Sprigg," the administrator of the estate of the late Thomas Sprigg. The petitioner claims her freedom based on the fact that she was brought into Maryland contrary to the "Laws and Statutes of said State." She requests the opportunity to present her case.
Result:granted; appealed; reversed; remanded
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20981124, #20981211; Court Record, August-October 1813; Bill of Exceptions, Otho Sprigg, 23 August 1813; Court of Appeals Ruling, 5 December 1814; Rough Draft of Appeals Record, 5 December 1814; see: Abstract of Petition of Richard Shorter v. Thomas Sprigg, November 1795
Pages of Related Documents:28

People Associated with Petition 20981210

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 90
  • Volume: 4239-3
  • Page: 27
  • Microfilm: M 11014

Processing Information

Record Created:3/6/2000
Record Final Edited:12/3/2001
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2006 12:20:00 PM