Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20484203 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for Washington County (, )
Filing Date:1842-August-8
Ending Date:1842-August-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Lee, petitioning by his next friend Hickey Lee, asserts that he is a free person of color who is illegally confined to jail on the charge of being a runaway slave. Lee claims he was manumitted by the last will and testament of Basil Hutton. He seeks a writ of habeas corpus and safekeeping from the marshal to prevent John Poole, who has claimed Lee as his slave, from removing him beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 3 August 1842; Writ of Habeas Corpus, John Lee, 8 August 1842; Order, ca. 1842
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20484203

Free Persons of Color:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States District Court, Segregated Habeas Corpus Papers
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: 28
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  • Page:
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Processing Information

Record Created:1/29/1996
Record Final Edited:11/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/31/2005 10:18:00 AM