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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1844 F005
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
1844
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Frew, Thomas
Ehler, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: non-payment surety
Sheriffs
Jailor
Petition
Warrants
Mittimus
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1844 F005
Case Number
411.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
004
Box Number
004
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
Non-payment of surety.
Petitioner: Frew, Thomas.
Filed against: Ehler, John. Occcupation: Sheriff and jailor.
Petition, including copy of warrant of commitment.
Mittimus.
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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