Writ of Habeas Corpus, Wheeler v. Will, July 19, 1855

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United States,
Eastern District of Pennsylvania. sct.
J.K. Kane

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, To

Passmore Williamson

GREETING:
as before we commanded you,
We command you, as before we commanded you , that the bodies of Jane, Daniel, and Isaiah- persons of color under your custody, as it is said, detained by whatsoever names the said Jane  Daniel or Isaiah, or Either of them, may be detained, together with the day and cause of their being taken and detained, you have before the Honorable John K. Kane. Judge of the District Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, at the Room of the District Court of the United States, in the City of Philadelphia, immediately, then and there to do, submit to and receive whatsoever the said Judge shall then and there consider in that behalf.

Witness the Honorable John K. Kane –
Judge of said Court at Philadelphia, this Nineteenth day of July
A.D. 1855 and in the Eightieth year of the Independence of the
said United States.

Chas Haslett [?]
(illegible note below)

 

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