Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #38 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 143
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985977
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1859
Abstract of Petition Francis and Sophia Lookerman state that by a previous order of the court, Daniel Mackey, a free man of color, was "indicted, tried, and convicted of having persuaded, aided and assisted, the escape of their slave, Tom Camper. Mackey was subsequently sold into slavery by the sheriff as punishment. his purchaser, William H. Nabb, paid $995 for Mackey's services on 21 Decemberl 1858. The petitioners explain that they "were compelled to pay" a reward for Camper's apprehension, and they ask the cour to order the sheriff to reimburs them out of the proceeds of the sale.

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