Affidavit of John T. Mitchell, 1808 March 26

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Title

Affidavit of John T. Mitchell, 1808 March 26

Subject

Jerdone, Francis, 1756-1841
Mitchell, John
Fugitive slaves--Virginia
Affidavits--Virginia--Hanover County--1808

Description

Affidavit of John T. Mitchell of Hanover County Virginia taken by Henry Robinson as Justice of the Peace for Hanover County. Certifies that Mitchell has brought in a slave, Joseph, belonging to Francis Jordan [Jerdone] of Louisa County, Va. Robinson states that the law allows $1.67 for apprehending a slave and "ten cents pr mile for carrying him home."

Source

Francis Jerdone account book, 1751-1752. MS 1929.6

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1808-03-26

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 1929.6.2C

Document Item Type Metadata

Text

Recto



Hanover County to wit.


I do hereby certify that John Mittitchel hath
this day brought a Negro boy, [illegible,crossed out] Joseph
before me a Justice of the peace as a runaway
who says that he belongs to Francis Jordan
of Louisa : and the distance from the place
where the said Slave was apprehended and the
residence of the said Jordan is in my
opinion twenty five miles. Given under
my hand this 26th day of March 1808.
Henry Robinson



The price for apprehending
a Slave is one dollar & sixty seven
cents, & ten cents pr mile for carrying him
home.
H. R.

Verso



Henry Robertsons
Certificate
to Jno Mitchell for
Taking up boy Isaac
Run away from [illegible]
Forge : for 417 Cents.
or 25s

Original Format

Ink on paper.

Citation

“Affidavit of John T. Mitchell, 1808 March 26,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 7, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/70.