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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1811 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
1811
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Shoeman, John
West, George
Shippen, Henry
Atlee, William P.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailor
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F011
Case Number
34.000
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: West, George.
Petitioner: Shippen, Henry.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
APR 1848 F002 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
1848
People
Henry, David
Ridgely, James
Wheeler, Jared
Newman, Henry
Pleasants, Henry
Turner, S. L.
Body, James
Thompson, J.
Thompson, John
Dietrich, George
Dugan, Cornelius
Walker, John
Jordan, John
O'Neal, Patrick
West, George
Roger, Thomas
Gruber, Isaac
Way, Robert
Connor, Samuel
King, George
Rominsky, Henry
Loring, Henry
Young, William
Fry, John
Hamilton, J.
Thacker, J.
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1848 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Prison calendar.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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