Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20484709 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable William Cranch Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia (CRANCH, William)
Filing Date:1847-June-18
Ending Date:1847-June-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:John E. Ricard states that four or five years ago a Negro woman, Louisa Mason, placed her four-month-old son, Richard, under his care. Louisa has since died, and the Justices of the Peace for the Orphans Court bound Richard as an apprentice to Ricard "to learn the art trade and mystery of a Cook." Ricard complains that John Dandney and two other men seized the boy in the night and took him to "the Poor House Department of the Washington Asylum." Ricard seeks a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of Richard Mason.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 19 June 1847
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20484709

Free Persons of Color: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: 2
  • Folder: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:7/3/1996
Record Final Edited:11/22/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/4/2006 11:05:00 AM