Priscilla Queen's petition for freedom, 1810

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Title

Priscilla Queen's petition for freedom, 1810

Subject

Priscilla Queen sues Rev. Francis Neale, S.J., for her freedom.

Description

Priscilla Queen sues Rev. Francis Neale, S.J., for her freedom in the D.C. Circuit Court 1810.

This case is detailed by the O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family project.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 21, Entry 6, Box 55, Folder 249

Date

1810-01-08

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Court record

Identifier

GSA29

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Text

To the Honble the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County—

The petition of Priscilla Queen of Washington County humbly sheweth that your petitioner is entitled to her freedom & is unjustly held in bondage as a slave by a certain Francis Neale of said County—

Wherefore she prays your Honors to grant her relief in the premisses & as she apprehends she may be removed out of the County & district before the next term of this Court she prays a subpoena to issue to the said Francis Neale reable immediately.

F S Key for Petr.

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Document

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Priscilla Queen petition.jpg

Citation

O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family, “Priscilla Queen's petition for freedom, 1810,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 27, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/34.

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