Petition #10382905


Constable William Warnock and John Engles seek the reward posted by the Governor of Delaware "for the apprehension of a certain Samuel Ogg a black man who has escaped from jail in Dover ... where he was confined for robbery and an attempt to murder." The petitioners avow that they "were the only persons concerned in the actual apprehension taking and securing of the Said negro who was a powerful man and had a loaded pistol in his hat at the time of said taking." They therefore pray "that an appropriation of the amount stipulated [$200] to be paid for the apprehension of said fugitive may now be made in favour of your Petitioners the only persons justly and legally entitled to the Same."

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Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware