Petition #11083102


Jacob Duckworth seeks compensation for expenses incurred pursuing, apprehending, and prosecuting a "negro man" named Henry, who murdered his slave Peter. Duckworth informs the court that he journeyed into Alabama, through the Choctaw Nation, and as far as Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before catching up with the fugitive. His expenses, "labor and travelling," amounted to $229.25. The court decree reveals that Henry was a slave, but no information is provided regarding his owner.

Result: Claims committee allowed $210.25.

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Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi