Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20986507 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Madison Nelson judge of the Circuit Court for Frederick County (NELSON, Madison)
Filing Date:1865-May-3
Ending Date:1865-May-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Henry Brown, a free man of color, petitions that his son, Isaac Brown, is unlawfully detained as a slave by Arthur Delashmutt. Brown maintains that "by virtue of the provisions of the New Constitution of the State of Maryland," Isaac Brown became free. However, Delashmutt "refuses to give him up to Your Petitioner ... his natural guardian." He asks for a writ of habeas corpus "compelling the said Arthur Delashmutt to deliver the said Isaac Brown to Your Petitioner."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Writ of Habeas Corpus, Isaac Brown, 3 May 1865
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20986507

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Volume: 4239-33
  • Page: 6
  • Microfilm: M 11020

Processing Information

Record Created:4/12/2001
Record Final Edited:5/5/2002
Record Last Updated on:5/31/2007 7:36:00 PM