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Catalog Number 2016.1.5
Title Despotion of Thomas Watts (Jr.?) describing fugitive slaves of Thomas Watts, Sr.
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 a Slave by the name of Lucey belonging to Thomas Watts Senr. of the County of Elizabeth City...left her said master & has never returned since", that Watts "verily believes that the said slave went of board the British Ships of War then lying in the Chesapeake Bay", and that he "being well acquainted with the Quality of the said Slave doth value her at the price $300".
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
Lucey
Topics War of 1812
Slavery/Slaves