Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483505 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, sitting as a Court of Chancery in and for Washington County
Filing Date:1835-March-11
Ending Date:1835-March-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Thornton states that he was brought from King William County, Virginia to the District of Columbia and sold to Orrin Davis. Thornton has a petition for his freedom pending in the courts. He seeks an injunction to prevent Davis from removing him from the District of Columbia.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Depositions, Orrin [Irrin] Davis, James Long, 24 March 1853; Injunction, Orrin Davis, ca. 1835; Court Record, ca. 1835
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20483505

Free Persons of Color:0
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
  • Box: 43
  • Folder: 330
  • Book: Rules #3

Processing Information

Record Created:1/17/1996
Record Final Edited:10/29/1999
Record Last Updated on:10/23/2007 8:45:00 PM