Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20486320 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (, )
Filing Date:1863-October-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hannah Baltimore, a free woman of color, states that her husband, Thomas Baltimore, a free man of color, "is a man of violent habits, uncontrollable passions and dangerous to live with." The petitioner fears for her life. Hannah states that, in January 1863, Thomas "inflicted a severe wound on your Petitioner by cutting her head." She asks for a divorce "from the bed and board of the said Thomas Baltimore" as well as the custody and guardianship of her two children, Jeremiah and Charles.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Summons, Thomas Baltimore, 10 October 1863; Copy of Summons, Thomas Baltimore, 10 October 1863
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20486320

Free Persons of Color:4
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Supreme Court, Equity Case Files
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 79
  • Box:
  • Folder: 69
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Processing Information

Record Created:4/26/2005
Record Final Edited:4/26/2005
Record Last Updated on:1/17/2006 4:28:00 PM