Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482002 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington
Filing Date:1820-October-31
Ending Date:1820-October-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:John McKenney, a man of color, states that he was jailed without just cause. He claims that he "had free papers & sufficient evidence of his freedom & never ought to have been put there." He seeks a writ of habeas corpus "to the Jailer directed that he may be brought forthwith before your Honors & released."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20482002

People Associated with Petition 20482002

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States District Court, Segregated Habeas Corpus Papers
  • Record Group: 21
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:11/13/1995
Record Final Edited:10/14/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2005 3:42:00 PM