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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1835 F004
Date Range
1835
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1835
Year
1835
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Bachman, Christ
Burwell, James
Dale, Samuel
Johnson, John
McIlhenny, Robert H.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Barbers
Boys
Children
Habeas corpus
Hairdressers
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1835 F004
Case Number
283.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0003
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
003
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Petitioner: McIlhenny, Robert H.
Filed against: Johnson, John. Occupation: Barber and hairdresser.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Copyright
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Credit
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Habeas_1835_F004.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1839 F001
Date Range
1839
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1839
Year
1839
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Hayes, Alexander L.
Hopkins, John
Hopkins, John Richard
Lightner, John
Reed, Peter
Reed, Peter Jr.
Reser, John
Webster, John
Worthington, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: fugitive enslaved person
Commitment papers
Enslaved persons
Freedom seekers
Fugitives
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1839 F001
Case Number
320.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0003
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
003
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Charged as a fugitive enslaved person.
Person of color also identified with the aliases: Hopkins, John, "Negro John," "Negro Bob," and "Black Dick."
Petitioner: Hopkins, John Richard.
Filed against: Reed, Peter Jr. Occupation: Jailor.
Petition.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit of William Worthington.
Answer.
5 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Copyright
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Credit
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Habeas_1839_F001.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F006
Date Range
1811
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1811
Year
1811
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Carpenter, Martin
Hemor, Moses
Murray, William
Venus
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Petitions
Warrants
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F006
Case Number
29.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Petitioner: Hemor, Moses.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Warrant.
Petition and affidavit.
Habeas corpus, answer and decision.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
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Habeas_1811_F006.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F003
Date Range
1812
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1812
Year
1812
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Barto
Boyd, Samuel
Bristo
Hester
Ramsey, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Records of entry
Testimonies
Warrants
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F003
Case Number
38.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Or Barto.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Bristo.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Boyd, Samuel.
Record of entry.
Testimony of Samuel Boyd.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer, copy of warrant, and discharge.
4 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Copyright
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Credit
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Habeas_1812_F003.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F004
Date Range
1812
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1812
Year
1812
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Hamilton, James
Moore, James
Moore, William
Ross, Patton
Sampson
Wike, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Commitment papers
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F004
Case Number
39.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Enslaved person.
Petitioner: Ross, Patton.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
Return, includes copy of commitment paper.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
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Habeas_1812_F004.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F008
Date Range
1812
  1 document  
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1812
Year
1812
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Goforth, Picket
Ross, Patton
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Affidavits
Habeas Corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaway servants
Servants
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1812 F008
Case Number
43.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Runaway servant.
Petitioner: Ross, Patton.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Habeas_1812_F008.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F011
Date Range
1813
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1813
Year
1813
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Gant, Thomas
Harry
Jay, Samuel
Shippen, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway enslaved person
Commitment papers
Enslaved persons
Freedom seekers
Habeas corpus
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaways
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F011
Case Number
54.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Alias: Harry.
African-American.
Suspicion of being a Freedom Seeker.
Petitioner: Shippen, Henry.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Letter from Samuel Jay of Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
4 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
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Documents

Habeas_1813_F011.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F014
Date Range
1813
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1813
Year
1813
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Atlee, William P.
Fergus, John
Graeff, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Affidavits
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F014
Case Number
57.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Petitioner: Atlee, William P.
Filed against: Graeff, John His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents

Habeas_1813_F014.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F017
Date Range
1813
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1813
Year
1813
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Butler, Maria
Graeff, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Affidavits
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaways
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F017
Case Number
60.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Runaway.
Petitioner: Butler, Maria.
Filed against: Graeff, John. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents

Habeas_1813_F017.pdf

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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F019
Date Range
1813
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Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
Date Range
1813
Year
1813
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
People
Betsy
Scott, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Black women
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F019
Case Number
62.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives West
Container
Box 0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Enslaved woman.
Petitioner: Betsy.
Filed against: Scott, John.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Answer.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment-contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
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