AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Petition for the liberation of Jacob Johnson
Petition for the liberation of Jacob Johnston (allowed)
To the Worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Orange County now sitting the Petition of Ave Hathcook of said county humbly showeth that yon petitioner is now and hath for a long time previous to this date been possessed of a certain Negro Man slave called and known by the name of Jacob who for meritorious service she is desirous to liberate and make free----your petitioner prays that the said Jacob may be emancipated according to the Acts of Assembly in such Cases made & provided, and be called & named by the name of Jacob Johnston-------.
And your Petitioner will Pray