Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10185702 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Clarke
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama
Filing Date:1857-December-3
Ending Date:1858-January-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:A slave sentenced to be hanged 17 April 1855 escaped from the Clark County jail. While chasing the black man and three white men who broke jail about the same time, the sheriff "sustained a considerable loss in the way of fees and actual expenses." He was able to capture the black man and two of the white men. He seeks compensation for his expenses.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Expense Account, John R. Bumpers, March 1855; Report of Committee on Propositions and Grievances, 25 January 1858; Act for the Relief of John R. Bumpers, 25 January 1858
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 10185702

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:11
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Records of the Alabama Secretary of State, Legislative Bills and Resolutions

Processing Information

Record Created:12/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/23/2007 3:27:00 PM