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This manuscript is a petition for relief from a judgement rendered by Justice of the Peace John Houston against Key's client, John Troxel, Jr., in favor of Elizabth Faris in the sum of 114 shillings and six pence, plus costs. Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer and poet who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner."
To the Honble the Judges of Frederick County Court. The Petition of John Troxel Junr humbly showeth that on the twenty ninth day of December in the year eighteen hundred and four a Judgement was rendered against your petitioner by John Huston one of the State of Maryland Justices of the Peace for said County in favor of a certain Elizabeth Faris for the sum of one pound seventeen shillings and six pence Current money debt with interest from the date & four shillings and ten pence costs by which said Judgement he thinks himself agrieved & prays and appeals to you Honor of that your Honors will grant him such relief in the pressure as to your honors may [?] & he will pray & FS Key for Pet.
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Petition of relief, Francis Scott Key, Frederick County Court, John Troxel Jr., 1804, John Huston, Maryland Justices, Elizabeth Faris, Justice of the Peace
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The original from which this digital representation is taken is housed in The Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College, located in the Sandor Teszler Library.
Key, Francis Scott, "Petition of relief on a judgment, initialed by Francis Scott Key. Frederick, Maryland, 1804." (1804). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 184.
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