Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483501 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable William Cranch, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Washington in the District of Columbia (CRANCH, William)
Filing Date:1835-July-27
Ending Date:1835-July-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jones H. Jenkins states that he is a free person of color illegally confined in the Washington County Jail, charged with being a runaway slave, for the second time. On the first occasion, Jenkins was able to produce his freedom papers and be released by order of the court. In this instance, he asserts that his freedom papers were taken from him. Jenkins asks for a writ of habeas corpus.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Correspondence, Robert Leslie to William Brent, 24 July 1835; Copy of Freedom Certificate, Jones H. Jenkins, 23 July 1835; Confinement Note, Samuel Stettinius, 20 June 1835; Writ of Habeas Corpus, 28 July 1835; Marshal's Report, 29 July 1835; Decree, 29 July 1835
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20483501

Free Persons of Color:2
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:1/16/1996
Record Final Edited:10/29/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/22/2005 12:24:00 PM