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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1801 F001
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1801
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Murray, Ann
Murray, Sarah
Palmer, Elizabeth
Murray, Elizabeth
Latta, Ann
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Depositions
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1801 F001
Case Number
7.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Also: Murray, Sarah.
Petitioner: Palmer, Elizabeth. Formerly Murray, Elizabeth.
Filed against: Latta, Ann.
Deposition.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1845 F040 M
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1845
People
Murray, Lecky
Murray, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1845 F040 M
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
255
Box Number
255
Additional Notes
Occupation: doctor.
Murray, Elizabeth. Executrix.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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