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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1818 F011
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
1818
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Dewees, Samuel
Dewees, Paul
Hambright, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: desertion
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1818 F011
Case Number
153.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
002
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
Desertion.
Petitioner: Dewees, Paul.
Filed against: Hambright, William. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 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
JAN 1810 F034 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
1810
People
Robins, Gilbert
McCallion, James
Copeland, Philip
Dewees, Samuel
Rohrer, Christian
Witmer, Daniel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: conspiracy to cheat
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1810 F034 QS
Case Number
5.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: James McCallion.
Recognizance, conspiring to cheat Philip Copeland in a card game.
Additional names: Samuel Dewees, Christian Rohrer, Daniel Witmer.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1810 F035 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
1810
People
Burke, John
Copeland, Philip
Dewees, Samuel
Rohrer, Christian
Haines, Daniel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: gambling house
Innkeepers
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1810 F035 QS
Case Number
9.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Occupation: innkeeper.
Recognizance, permitting a gambling in his house.
Additional names: Philip Copeland, Samuel Dewees, Christian Rohrer, Daniel Haines.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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