Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20481801 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the judges of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington, in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1818-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Garrison, a black slave, petitioned the court for his freedom from Mrs. Janet Lingan. That petition is "still pending and undetermined." Garrison charges "that one William Beverley Randolph, pretending to have purchased your petitioner of said Mrs Lingan, is about, with the privity & consent of said Mrs Lingan, to remove your petitioner out of the County of Washington." Garrison asks that the defendants be "enjoined from removing your petitioner or causing procuring or suffering him to be removed" until his case is settled by the court.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Affidavit, Charity Garrison, 12 December 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20481801

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Circuit Court, Chancery Dockets and Rule Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 62
  • Box: 28
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #1

Processing Information

Record Created:11/13/1995
Record Final Edited:2/13/1999
Record Last Updated on:10/23/2007 8:43:00 AM