Petition #20985635


In October 1849, the Trustees of the Poor of Baltimore City and County bound Augusta Sprigg, a free person of color, as an indentured apprentice to Joseph Merryman. Sprigg's indenture was sold twice more, lastly to James Wilson. Although "kindly treated, well fed, lodged & clothed," Sprigg ran away, causing Wilson "heavy expense" in arresting her. She is currently confined in the Baltimore City jail as a runaway. Wilson petitions the court to extend Sprigg's indenture and to allow him to sell it to any person within the state.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland