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

Items in the The Pearl Case: Testimony and Handwritten Documents Collection

H.C. Williams Testimony

On this 17th [crossed out: 16th] day of August, Mr. [or H.] C. Williams defereth and saith that on the 1st trial of the case of U.S. vs. Daniel Drayton charged with stealing slaves, he testified among other things that he heard D Drayton say, “that…

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

best of his knowledge and belief, he did hear Drayton make use of the Expression aforesaid or nearly to that Effect, with the aim (?) unto as before stated.(?) to open Court, Best, M(?) Augt 17, 1848

Drayton: Andrew Houver's 2 slaves for $600

Note: Bold text indicates a “title font” or otherwise originally emphasized words. Italicized text indicates handwriting. Regular text indicates print. District of Columbia, WASHINGTON COUNTY, to wit:     THE Jurors of the United States, for…

Drayton Larceny Charge Listing 41 Plaintiffs

District of Columbia County of Washington        to wit The Jurors of the United States for the County aforesaid upon their oath present Daniel Drayton for Stealing 74 negro slaves--3 slaves the property of 2 -    Jno [John] J Stull,…

Drayton: Andrew Houver and Frank

Note: Bold text indicates a “title font” or otherwise originally emphasized words. Italicized text indicates handwriting. Regular text indicates print. District of Columbia, WASHINGTON COUNTY, to wit:     THE Jurors of the United States, for…

"List of negroes captured aboard the Pearl"

List of negroes captured on board of the Pearl Mary Dodson owned by J. Y. Young Mary Letitia King        “ Leonard King            “                    3 William            Miss Dick Jane           …

"List of negroes captured aboard the Pearl" 2

✓ Wm [William] Morrison        for (?) (?) (?)        1 ✓ John Rix                          B. F. Middleton        1 ✓ Jeane                              Mr. M Daniel?           …

Drayton: Andrew Houver and Joe

Note: Bold text indicates a “title font” or otherwise originally emphasized words. Italicized text indicates handwriting. Regular text indicates print. District of Columbia, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, TO WIT:     The JURORS of the United States…

Drayton: Ariana Lisle and Hannibal

Note: Bold text indicates a “title font” or otherwise originally emphasized words. Italicized text indicates handwriting. Regular text indicates print. District of Columbia, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, TO WIT:     The JURORS of the United States…