Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11082702 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Senate and house of Representatives of the state of Mississippi
Filing Date:1827-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1825, William Norman and James Hill were witnesses for the state against John H. Watson, accused of "negro stealing." Watson was found guilty but gained a retrial and then broke out of jail and escaped. The two witnesses seek reimbursement for the expenses. There was no law, they said, "under which the Auditor can Audit our Claims."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11082702

People Associated with Petition 11082702

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials 1827
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 19

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/22/2007 3:49:00 PM