Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482401 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Judges of the Circuit Court for Washington County, sitting as a Court of Equity
Filing Date:1824-December-27
Ending Date:1824-December-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Hunter, a slave, seeks an injunction against William Offutt, Zaduck Offutt and Thomas Triplett "commanding them and each of them that they do not in any manner molest or impede your Orator in his said petition, by removing your Orator from the said County." Hunter states that he became entitled to his freedom when he was transported by the William Offutt from Virginia into Maryland in violation of an act of the Maryland Assembly prohibiting the transportation of slaves. Hunter has a petition for his freedom pending in circuit court. He alleges that the defendants have "devised many treacherous plans," including a "pretended bill of Sale," to deny him his freedom.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Injunction, William M. Offutt, Zadoch Offutt, Thomas Triplett, 27 December 1824; Summons, William M. Offutt, Zadoch Offutt, Thomas Triplett, 24 December 1824
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20482401

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

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 107
  • Box: 30
  • Folder: 20

Processing Information

Record Created:11/29/1995
Record Final Edited:10/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2005 9:35:00 AM