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

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Record #43 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 876
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20986315
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1863
Abstract of Petition George Washington Gorden, a free man of color, claims that he is "unjustly and illegally imprisoned" on a felony charge in the Easton jail. He maintains that there is "no evidence before the Magistrate to authorize his Commitment," and he seeks a writ of habeas corpus so that "he may be heard and discharged."

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