Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #37 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 10
Microfilm Frame on Reel 791
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985847
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1858
Abstract of Petition Joseph and Henry Johnson claim "that they are free and not slaves." They state that they "are now held in bondage" by the defendants. They "pray that your honor will take their case into tender consideration and adjusdge them to be free."

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