Petition #11683311


In December 1832, constable Thomas Ward arrested the slave Harry, charging his owner with permitting him "to go a large and hire himself out." Committed to jail, Harry remained incarcerated because his owner, a free mulatto woman, could not pay the fine, nor could he be sold, being "old & infirm." In May 1833, Harry was released. Edward Fentress, jail keeper, asks to be reimbursed for his expenses of $43.75.

Result: Committee reports is "reasonable".

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia