Petition #11085926


Thomas Boone, guardian of the minor Sallie Knox, sold a slave belonging to his ward for $1,750 in the state of Alabama. He was motivated to do so because the slave had a wife and refused to move to Mississippi with him. Furthermore, Boone claims, the slave was of bad character, could read and write, and used his skills to forge and order and procure the money. Having been informed that the sale was illegal because of his failure to seek permission from the Carroll County Court, Boone asks the legislature to pass an act to confirm and ratify the sale.

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