Petition #11081502


In June 1812, Solomon Whitley traded with Isaac Waters for a female house servant named Hannah. A few months later, Whitley accused Waters of stealing Hannah, and Waters was jailed in Franklin County. Because of an "insufficient" jail, the accused was transferred to Jefferson County, where he posted a $500 bond using two slaves as security. This, according to Whitley, gave him a chance "to make his escape with your petitioners Negro," while the two slaves were turned over to the territorial government. Whitley complained that he was the only one hurt by the theft and that his wife was weak and unable to do "domestic labor which she has been oblidge to do since Walters have deprived her of her help." He asks for relief.

Result: Granted.

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