Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483702 Details

State:District of Columbia
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:1837-December-5
Ending Date:1837-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Richardson, "a native of the British Province of New Brunswick," asserts that he is a free person of color illegally confined in the Washington County jail on the charge of being a runaway slave. He seeks a writ of habeas corpus.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 5 December 1837
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20483702

Free Persons of Color: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:1/26/1996
Record Final Edited:11/5/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2005 8:13:00 AM