Petition #11678509


Peter Rezard de Mouves Darges seeks to collect eighty pounds, the value of a slave named Peter who "was found guilty of Burglary & Felony, and Sentence of Death pass'd on him." The petitioner states that said Peter "made his escape from the Goal of this County Crossed the Ohio River and was Kill'd by the Savages." Darges further relates that he purchased "the Certificate" from Peter's owner "but upon apply to the auditors of publick Accounts ... he was refused because he could produce no Certificate of the Execution of the sd Slave." The petitioner therefore prays for "such relief as may thought just and reasonable." [This petition was filed in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and found at the Virginia State Archives.]

Result: Reported.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia