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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1872 F016
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
1872
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Bennett, Henry
Mentzer, John W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1872 F016
Case Number
53.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
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
Guilty of drunken and disorderly conduct.
Petitioner: Bennett, Henry.
Filed against: Mentzer, John W. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
4 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1877 F073 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1877
People
Bennett, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1877 F073 QS
Case Number
64.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Misdemeanor.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1785 F004 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1785
People
Kuch, John
Zanck, Jacob
Haase, Conrad
Eichholtz, Leonard
Bennett, Henry
App, Michael
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Petitions
Peddlers
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1785 F004 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Petition for peddler's license.
Signers of petition: Jacob Zanck, Conrad Haase, Leonard Eichholtz, Henry Bennett, Michael App.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
NOV 1877 F073
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1877
People
Bennett, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1877 F073
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
55.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Malicious injury to railroad.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1807 F004 B
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1807
People
Bennett, Henry
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Unknown
Object ID
Inv 1807 F004 B
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Container
007
Box Number
007
Additional Notes
Also list of outstanding debts. Occupation: Bridle bittmaker. 2 items, 4 pieces
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