Petition #10586102


The slave Sarah was accused of arson and bound over "to be tried by a Jury and two Justices of the Peace in accordance with the ordinance of the State Convention passed in reference to the trial and punishment of Slaves for Capital Offenses." After three continuances, Sarah was found not guilty. For each "call of the case" justice of the peace R. J. Tennant journeyed twenty-five miles to serve with the jury. The petitioner, the second justice of the peace hearing the case, asks the legislature to pay Tennant $5 per day for his four days of work.

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Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida