Fugitive Slave Cases

Dist. Court of the U. S. for the Dist. of Col.
Clerk of the Court
“Fugitive Slave Cases, 1862,” May 15-19, 1862
(By file date or affidavit)

Original papers in fugitive slave cases before the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the District of Columbia consisting of claimants petitions, affidavits for arrest of fugitive slaves, warrants of arrest, depositions, court orders to deliver fugitive slaves to claimants, and related papers.

Transcribed from National Archives Microfilm Publication M433 “Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863, Roll 3.


William Clarke vs. Glenn, Sophia, Kitty, Isabel, Amanda, Stacia, Michael & Ernest

Artemas Riggs vs. Laura Hall, Ellen Dorsey & her two children, Mary Lizie & Ida

James S. Martin vs. Rebecca Howard & James Howard

George Watkins vs. John Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Richard Edwards, & Charity Edwards

Samuel Bird vs. Elijah Hawkins, Henry Dorsey & Janes, his wife, James Denny, NIck Boston, John Jones & Nick Jones

Fugitive Slave Cases, 1862, May 15-19, 1862

Benjamin O. Scheckells vs. George Washington Hawkins

Mary Massey vs. Mary Ann Williams

Affidavit of John Higgins asking for the return of various fugitive slaves

Catherine J. Gaston vs. Isaac Sharkey

Affidavit and related papers in case of Dennis Duvall vs. various runaway slaves

Bill Diggs case

Affidavit of Charles Duvall asking for the return of various fugitive slaves

George Duvall vs. various runaway slaves