Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10586102 Details

State:Florida
Location:Escambia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of Florida
Filing Date:1861-November-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:The slave Sarah was accused of arson and bound over "to be tried by a Jury and two Justices of the Peace in accordance with the ordinance of the State Convention passed in reference to the trial and punishment of Slaves for Capital Offenses." After three continuances, Sarah was found not guilty. For each "call of the case" justice of the peace R. J. Tennant journeyed twenty-five miles to serve with the jury. The petitioner, the second justice of the peace hearing the case, asks the legislature to pay Tennant $5 per day for his four days of work.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10586102

People Associated with Petition 10586102

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Records of the Nineteenth Century Florida State Legislature, Series 887
  • Record Group: 915
  • Box: 10
  • Folder: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:1/12/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/23/2007 7:00:00 PM