To the Worshipful his Majesty's Justices of the Peace
City of London
in their General Quarter Session of the Peace
for the said City assembled.
The humble Petition and Appeal of Sophia
a Native of the East Indies
but now resident
in the Parish of St. Luke
Chelsea in the County
That about two years and an half since your Petr.
was brought from the East Indies
by Capt. Dean of
the East India Trade, and resided with him until
he went out again to the East Indies
: he leaving your
Petr. behind him with Mrs. Dean his Wife.
That some time after the sd. Captains Departure
the sd. Mrs. Dean placed your Petr. as a Boarder
with a Woman in Monkwell Street London, where
your Petr. resided about six Weeks and until the
29th day of June last.
That upon the sd. 29th day of June last your Petr.
was taken abroad by the sd. woman with whom she was
so boarded as aforesaid, and in a very few Minutes after
they quitted their Habitation, your Petr. was forcibly seized
by a man in the Street & taken to the Mansion House
the sd. City of London
, where your Petr. was charged before
the Right Honble the Lord Mayor of the sd. City with
being a Vagabond, wandering abroad and lodging