Petition #20985639


Jacob and Mary Calvert Adams, free people of color, state that their children were bound to Philip Dorsey Carr as apprentices. The petitioners state that Carr "has refused to comply with the terms of said Indentures" and that "the said children never have lived with him" and he has never supported them. The Adamses contend the children are old enough "to be usefull and profitable" and are able "to repay your petitioners for their expense and trouble in keeping and maintaining them." They point out that Carr is attempting to transfer the indenture to William Dorsey, who has taken one of the children, Augustus, into his possession. The petitioners do not want their children bound to Dorsey, and they ask "that the said Indentures may be rescinded."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland