The Pearl Case: Testimony and Handwritten Documents

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Title

The Pearl Case: Testimony and Handwritten Documents

Description

All handwritten documents associated with The Pearl case. This includes testimony, verdicts, lists, and court motions.

Creator

OC History Lab

Source

D.C. Washington County Court, U.S. National Archives

Publisher

U.S. National Archives

Date

1848

Contributor

D.C. Criminal Court

Rights

U.S. National Archives

Format

Handwritten papers

Language

American English

Collection Items

H.C. Williams Testimony
An H. C. Williams testifies that he heard Mr. Drayton say he aimed to place the slaves "in independent circumstances."

Testimony about Andrew Houver's slaves
Account about the larceny of Houver's two slaves and about the condition of the pearl

H.C. Williams Testimony 2
An H. C. Williams testifies that he heard Mr. Drayton say he aimed to place the slaves "in independent circumstances."

Drayton: Andrew Houver's 2 slaves for $600
Andrew Houver files a general larceny charge against Daniel Drayton for his two slaves, valued at $600.

Drayton Larceny Charge Listing 41 Plaintiffs
A larceny charge against Drayton in the ordinance of a John H. Goddard. Lists the 41 plaintiffs and their respective number of slaves.

"List of negroes captured aboard the Pearl"
Marks along the side indicate this was used as a checklist and headcount right after the Pearl was discovered.

"List of negroes captured aboard the Pearl" 2
Second page of an informal checklist or headcount probably right after the Pearl was discovered.

Drayton: Andrew Houver and Joe
Andrew Houver charges Drayton for his slave named Joe.

Drayton: Ariana Lisle and Hannibal
Ariana Lisle charges Drayton with stealing her slave named Hannibal.
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