1809 Maryland Sheriff Warrant To Arrest A Black Slave For Trespass & Contempt For Sale

An original printed and manuscript completed court warrant directed to the Sheriff of Allegany County, State of Maryland, ordering the arrest of Joseph Crawl, "a black man", and presumably a slave as Maryland was a slave state, for "trespass, contempt and misdemeanor". The Sheriff is also directed to summon "Old Jenny" to testify against Joseph Crawl. She is probably also a slave. Dated October 24, 1809 and signed by John Lynn on behalf of the court, and signed on reverse by Sheriff William Hilleary....Size 6 1/2" x 7 1/2", center fold, handmade rag paper, overall very good condition. An historic Maryland legal document, unusual allowing a black woman to testify in a court of law...Guaranteed original.....$4.00 shipping.

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