Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483807 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington sitting as a Court of Chancery
Filing Date:1838-August-17
Ending Date:1838-August-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Anne Edinbro, a slave, asserts that her previous mistress, Mary Heugh, executed a deed of manumission on 19 September 1829, by which she would be free on 31 December 1846. Her term of service was sold to Robert Earle under the agreement that she would not be sold out of the District of Columbia or for a longer term of service. Edinbro contends that Earle sold and delivered her to David Waters as a slave for life. She seeks an injunction preventing Earle and Waters from removing or selling her beyond the jurisdiction of the court and asks that the defendants be summoned to answer her complaint.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Depositions, Jane Edinbro [Edinburg], Mary Heugh, 17 August 1838; Answers, Robert Earle and David Waters, 30 November 1838; Affidavit, David Waters, 30 November 1838; Deposition, Jane Edinbro, 26 April 1839; Deposition, Jane Edinbro, 22 May 1839; Deed of Manumission, Mary Heugh, 19 September 1829; Bill of Sale, Mary Heugh, 10 September 1833
Pages of Related Documents:16

People Associated with Petition 20483807

Free Persons of Color:2
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 489
  • Box: 46
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #3

Processing Information

Record Created:1/31/1996
Record Final Edited:11/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/27/2005 1:39:00 PM