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Catalog Number 2016.1.4
Title Deposition of Thomas Watts describing fugitive slaves of James Almond
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling and Martha Booker, in memory of Hunter Russell Booker & Martha Chisman Booker.
Collection Booker Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date 1814-12-22
Description/Scope & Content Draft of deposition given by Thomas Watts, December 22, 1814, attesting that "in July 1813 Two Slaves by the name of Easter & Will belonging to James Almond of the County of Elizabeth City...left their said master & has never returned since", that Watts "verily believes that the said slaves went on board the British armed Ships of War then lying in the Chesapeake Bay", and that he "being well acquainted with the Quality of the said Slaves doth value them as following to wit, Easter valued at $300, Will $100".
Extent of Description 1 leaf
Related units of description See National Archives: Record Group 76 (Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1994), PI 177 190 / NAID 1174160. This deposition may not be included in the National Archives group, or it may appear in claims files for a neighboring locality.
People Watts, Thomas
Almond, James
Easter
Will
Topics War of 1812
Slavery/Slaves