Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483301 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Wm Cranch, Chief Justice of the Circuit and District Courts District of Columbia (CRANCH, William)
Filing Date:1833-November-13
Ending Date:1833-November-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Ellison seeks a writ of habeas corpus for "William Thomas John Thomas alias Wm Brown John Brown," who has been imprisoned as a runaway slave. The petitioner claims that said Thomas/Brown is the son of a white woman and thus is free.
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Subpoena, William Thomas [alias William Brown], 13 November 1833; Affidavits, William Thomas and Benjamin Lane, 13 November 1833; Confinement Notification, Robert Clarke, 17 October 1833; Affidavit, Robert Kelley, 11 November 1833
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20483301

Free Persons of Color:3
Other People:1

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:1/16/1996
Record Final Edited:10/28/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/21/2005 2:38:00 PM