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

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Record #48 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 1007
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20986602
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1866
Abstract of Petition Caroline Hopkins, a "free coloured woman" and mother of minor Charles Wisher, petitions for the management and controle of the said infant." She explains that, for the past twelve months, Charles has been in possession of Samule Griffin, who "refuses to deliver up the said boy to her, or to the person to whom she desires him to live with for the year 1866." Hopkins asks for a writ of habeas corpus so that she can regain the "custody and care" of her son.

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