Petition #20484005


Eliza Johnson, a woman of color, asserts that "she is entitled to her freedom at the age of thirty years which she has now attained" according to the will of her former mistress, Jane Woodward, deceased. Johnson states that she has a petition for her freedom pending in the courts "against one Thomas J. Belt who detains her in slavery." The petitioner seeks an injunction preventing Belt from removing or selling her beyond the jurisdiction of the court.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.