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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1821 F003
Date Range
1821
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
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.
Date Range
1821
Year
1821
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Harlan, Jonathan
Fuller, Daniel
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailors
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1821 F003
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Petitioner: Fuller, Daniel.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
176.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Philip Weading
Object ID
Habeas 1822 F010
Date Range
1822
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Philip Weading
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.
Date Range
1822
Year
1822
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Boyd, Samuel
Dale, Samuel
Heinitsh, Augustus
Henry, William
Henry, William M.
Weading, Philip
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: runaway
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaways
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1822 F010
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
002
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.
Charged as a runaway.
Petitioner: Henry, William.
Filed against: Heinitsh, Augustus. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes 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
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
196.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Dennis
Object ID
Habeas 1823 F006
Date Range
1823
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Dennis
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.
Date Range
1823
Year
1823
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Daniel, William
Dennis
Heinitsh, August
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1823 F006
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
002
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: Daniel, William.
Filed against: Heinitsh, August. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
1 item, 1 piece
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.
Case Number
207.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Henry Barber
Object ID
Habeas 1864 F029
Date Range
1864
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Henry Barber
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.
Date Range
1864
Year
1864
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0008
People
Barber, Henry
Long, Henry Grimler
Martin, C. M.
Shirk, William S.
Shubert, Henry
Slaymaker, William M.
Smith, Amanda
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1864 F029
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
008
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
Part of document is missing.
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 with fornication and bastardy.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Barber, Henry.
Filed against: Shirk, William S. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, with a piece missing.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment, with a piece missing.
4 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 an dpermission to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
1270.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
George Steinman Papers, Series 2 Documents, Images, Ephemera
Title
Letter from Bartram Galbraith to Jasper Yeates
Object ID
MG0184_S02_F005_In03_It03
Date Range
1800/08/27
  1 document  
Collection
George Steinman Papers, Series 2 Documents, Images, Ephemera
Title
Letter from Bartram Galbraith to Jasper Yeates
Description
Return of habeas corpus submitted by Bartram Galbraith to Jasper Yeates, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, regarding three persons of color, David "Davy", Sarah "Sall" (daughter of Charity), and Charity, servants or enslaved persons of Samuel Scott. The document confirms Galbraith's purchase of Davy and Sall, or of their remaining time of servitude.
Date Range
1800/08/27
Creation Date
27 August 1800
Creator
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie, 1738-1804
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 04
Storage Container
Series 02, Box 0001
People
Charity
David "Davy"
Galbraith, Bertram Gillespie
Sarah "Sall"
Scott, Samuel
Yeates, Jasper
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Slaveholders--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Slavery--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Search Terms
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Return of habeas corpus
Slaveholders
Slavery
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Object ID
MG0184_S02_F005_In03_It03
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
George Steinman Papers, Series 1 (MG0184_S01) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/786b3ffc-7908-40de-9362-817467455650
George Steinman Papers, Series 2 (MG0184_S02) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/6c7e11c6-f3ca-469c-891a-145832196710
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), George Steinman Papers (MG0184), Series 2, Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
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.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-184, Series 2
Other Number
MG-184, Series 2, Folder 5, Insert 3, Item 3
Classification
MG0184
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 30 August 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of John Morris
Object ID
Habeas 1853 F023
Date Range
1853
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of John Morris
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.
Date Range
1853
Year
1853
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0005
People
Fisher, J. W.
Hess, Jeremiah
Locher, Henry C.
Long, Henry Grimler
Morris, John
Vondersmith, D. B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: stealing
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1853 F023
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
005
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 with stealing.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Morris, John.
Filed against: Locher, Henry C. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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 only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permsision to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Case Number
810.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Charles Bennet
Object ID
Habeas 1854 F001
Date Range
1854
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Charles Bennet
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.
Date Range
1854
Year
1854
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0005
People
Bennet, Charles
Fondersmith, D. B.
Locher, Henry C.
Long, Henry Grimler
Souders, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Persons of color
Habeas corpus
Charge: drunk and disorderly conduct
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1854 F001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Box Number
005
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
The text of the writ is cut off on the left side--may have been printed askew.
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 with drunken and disorderly conduct.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Bennet, Charles.
Filed against: Locher, Henry C. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Copy of warrant of commitment.
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 appintment - 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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
813.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Gilmor Hull
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F009
Date Range
1860
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Gilmor Hull
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.
Date Range
1860
Year
1860
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0007
People
Caldwell, Jay
Hull, Gilmor
Long, Henry Grimler
Slokum, Samuel
Weigand, Edwin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: kidnapping
Free persons of color
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F009
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kipnapping a free man of color.
Petitioner: Hull, Gilmor.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
1 item, 1 piece
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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
1045.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Gilmor Hull
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F011
Date Range
1860
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Gilmor Hull
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.
Date Range
1860
Year
1860
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0007
People
Cadwell, Jay
Hull, Gilmor
Long, Henry Grimler
Slokum, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: kidnapping
Free persons of color
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F011
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kidnapping a free man of color.
Petitioner: Hull, Gilmor.
Filed against: Cadwell, Jay. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Case Number
1047.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of James H. Lindsey
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F014
Date Range
1860
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of James H. Lindsey
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.
Date Range
1860
Year
1860
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0007
People
Anderson, Abram
Brinton, Ferree
Cadwell, Jay
Clarkson, G.
Hayes, A. L.
Lindsey, James H.
Long, Henry Grimler
Slokom, S.
Updebarn, Thomas
Weigand, Edwin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Charge: kidnapping
Petitions
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F014
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kidnapping.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Lindsey, James H.
Filed against: Cadwell, Jay. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Copy of warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment and decision.
Note from S. Slokom.
5 items, 2 pieces
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1050.000
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Custodial History
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