Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11080901 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Adams
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territory, in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:1809-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Michael Bruner, jailer of Adams County, complains about the cost of maintaining prisoners. The state law concerning runaway slaves, for example, required that absentee slaves be reported as lost by their masters or overseers. When absconders were taken up but not so reported, the master was not responsible for paying jail fees. Consequently, some slave owners knowingly left their slaves in jail for months at the county's expense. He asks for relief.
Result:referred
# of Petition Pages:9
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11080901

People Associated with Petition 11080901

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

Citation Information

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Territorial Legislature, Series 524
  • Record Group: 5
  • Box: 14

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:9/5/2007 2:13:00 PM