Petition #20985933


On 26 November 1853, the court bound Louis Henry Foulks, an orphaned boy of color, to William Newman as an indentured apprentice. Margaret Newman, petitioning on behalf of her husband William, "who at this time is absent from the City, his place of Residence," complains that Foulks constantly runs away, despite being "provided with comfortable lodgings, food, and cloathing." She says that he remains in the streets, "lodging of nights under steps of houses, and other places affording no better protection from the cold in the winter seasons, until his feet has become badly frosted." She asks the court to allow her husband to sell Foulks's indenture to James Lucas, "with whom said apprentice is at this time."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland