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

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Record #39 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 151
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985979
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1859
Abstract of Petition The Talbot County Circuit Court convicted Daniel Mackey, a free person of color, of "breaking and entering the store of your petitioner and stealing therefrom certain articles of merchandize" at its 1858 November Term. On 21 December 1858, the sheriff of Talbot County sold Mackey as a slave at public auction. W. H. Nabb purchased Mackey's services for $955. The petitioner, John W. Dawson, claims that "there remains in the hands of the said Sheriff the sum of six hundred and fifteen dollars and fifty one cents." Dawson seeks to recover damages, which he estimates "to the value of Two hundred and seventy six dollars and seventy seven cents," from the proceeds of Mackey's sales. He asks the court to compel the sheriff to compensate him "in satisfaction of the damages, that he suffered by the offence for which the said negro was convicted."

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