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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of John Thompson
Object ID
Habeas 1843 F022
Date Range
1843
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of John Thompson
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
1843
Year
1843
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Aaron, Elizabeth
Aaron, Joseph
Dorwart, Samuel
Ehler, John
Musser, George
Schaeffer, Emanuel
Thompson, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Petitions
Sheriffs
Warrants
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1843 F022
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 In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.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: Thompson, John.
Filed against: Ehler, John. Occupation: sheriff and jailor.
Petition, includes warrant of commitment.
Commitment paper.
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 - please 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
397.000
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
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Henry Rupp
Object ID
AUG 1847 F042 ML
Date Range
1847/08
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Henry Rupp
Date Range
1847/08
Creation Date
August 1847
Year
1847
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Casper, Frederick
Hammon, Amos
Rupp, Henry
Spear, Robert
Underhill, Peter
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Churches
Columbia
Contractors
Liens
Mechanics' liens
Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Zion AME Church
Persons of color
Place
Columbia
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1847 F042 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
003
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
Wesleyan African Church.
Rupp, Henry. Contractor.
Congregation is African American.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
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
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Righter & Sutton
Object ID
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Date Range
1849/07
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Righter & Sutton
Date Range
1849/07
Creation Date
July 1849
Year
1849
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0004
People
Baker, William
Pleasants, Philip
Righter, Washington
Sutton, Nelson
Wesley, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Columbia
Contractors
Dwellings
Houses
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Place
Columbia
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
004
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
Dwelling.
Righter & Sutton. Contractor.
Owner is a person of color.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. 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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
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Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by William S. Dickey
Object ID
JAN 1843 F004 ML
Date Range
1843/01
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by William S. Dickey
Date Range
1843/01
Creation Date
January 1843
Year
1843
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Dickey, William S.
Ford, Thomas
Newlan, Garret
Rouch, Rudolph F.
Smith, Stephen
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Columbia
Contractors
Dwellings
Houses
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Place
Columbia
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1843 F004 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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.
Dwelling.
Dickey, William S. Contractor.
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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
JAN 1843 F004 ML
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
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Coleman Black and Co.
Object ID
DEC 1841 F047 ML
Date Range
1841/12
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Coleman Black and Co.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date filed.
Date Range
1841/12
Creation Date
December 1841
Year
1841
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Dellet, Adam
Devling, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Coleman Black and Company
Contractors
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
DEC 1841 F047 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Building.
Coleman Black and Co., Contractor
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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
DEC 1841 F047 ML
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
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Coleman Black and Co.
Object ID
DEC 1841 F051 ML
Date Range
1841/12
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Coleman Black and Co.
Date Range
1841/12
Creation Date
December 1841
Year
1841
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Marion, Bernard
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Coleman Black and Company
Contractors
Dwellings
Houses
Lancaster
Lancaster Twp.
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Stables
Place
Lancaster and Lancaster Twp.
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
DEC 1841 F051 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Dwelling and stable.
Coleman Black and Co., Contractors.
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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
DEC 1841 F051 ML
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
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' Lien filed by Jacob Hackman and Christian Smith
Object ID
APR 1846 F008 ML
Date Range
1846/04
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' Lien filed by Jacob Hackman and Christian Smith
Date Range
1846/04
Creation Date
April 1846
Year
1846
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Doebler, George
Hackman, Jacob
Kurtz, Jacob H.
Rauch, R. F.
Richardson, Simon
Smith, Christian
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Bethel Meeting House
Churches
Conestoga Twp.
Contractors
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Place
Conestoga Twp.
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1846 F008 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
003
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
Bethel Meeting House.
Hackman, Jacob; Smith, Christian. Contractors.
Congregation is African American.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptons when available. Original documents may be used by appointment - contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been p rovided 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.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
APR 1846 F008 ML
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
Liquor License Papers
Title
Tavern petition of John Bower
Object ID
Tav 1844 F08 I01
Date Range
1844
  1 document  
Collection
Liquor License Papers
Title
Tavern petition of John Bower
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Date Range
1844
Year
1844
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0016
People
Bower, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Buck Tavern
Drumore Twp.
Liquor License
Petitions
Sign of the Buck
Taverns
Place
Drumore Twp.
Object Name
Petition
Language
English
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
Tav 1844 F08 I01
Box Number
016
Additional Notes
Sign of the Buck.
Lately kept by Gordon, [ ].
Petition granted.
April term.
Signers of petition: David Bair, John Bair, George Clark, Alexander Gordon, John W. Kennedy, Charles T. Todd, William E. Smith, William Northamer, William R. Ralston, Jacob Leaman, Gardner Furness, T. W. Housekeeper, William W. Steele, Joshua M. Deaver.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Date Range
1844/08
  1 document  
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Date Range
1844/08
Year
1844
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
People
Buch, Elias
Hornberger, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Additional Notes
Fornication and bastardy with Mary Hornberger.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Title
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F012 M
Date Range
1846
  1 document  
Collection
Administrators Accounts
Title
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Date Range
1846
Year
1846
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0255
People
Meister, Henry
Shober, George B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manheim Twp.
Object Name
Statement, Financial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F012 M
Box Number
255
Additional Notes
Shober, George B. Administrator.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Description Level
Item
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