Daniel Cook represents that "on the 21st day of July last, a negro fellow, the property of your Petitioner, was convicted of administering to your petitioner's family some poisonous substance, with an intent to destroy their lives, and sentenced to be hanged on the 11th day of August following." Cook declares, however, that "in the interval between the passing of the sentence and time appointed for his execution the said negro, while in gaol, and in the custody of the law, put an end to his own existence." The petitioner therefore prays that his case be taken into consideration and he be granted "such remuneration for the loss of his said slave, as shall be deemed just & equitable."
Result: Referred to claims committee.
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