Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20484003 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable William Cranch Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia (CRANCH, William)
Filing Date:1840-June-29
Ending Date:1840-June-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles Magruder, petitioning by his father and next friend John Magruder, asserts that he is a free person of color unlawfully held in custody by Samuel Suit and David Stauton for the purpose of selling him beyond the jurisdiction of the court. He seeks a writ of habeas corpus.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20484003

People Associated with Petition 20484003

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:0
Petitioners: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:1/30/1996
Record Final Edited:11/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/30/2005 2:40:00 PM