George Spencer represents that last August "a negro man the property of your petitioner was convicted of Rape & Setenced by the said Court to be hung by which Sentence your petitioner has been deprived of nearly his only means of Support." Averring that Buck "was a mechanic of considerable value," Spencer reports that he "was receiving $15 per month for his services." The petitioner contends "that the amount allowed him by the Court is not the intrinsic value of his property." Spencer therefore appeals "to your Honble body to allow him further compensation for his property." James Hart, in an attached affidavit, states that Buck "was worth to [Spencer] at least Eight hundred Dollars."
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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia