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Hutchinson, James P. (fl. 1849) [Hutchinson's deposition regarding the theft of slaves] [fragment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08648 Author/Creator: Hutchinson, James P. (fl. 1849) Place Written: Texas Type: Document signed Date: 7 November 1849 Pagination: 5 p. ; 32.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Location inferred from content. Hutchinson relates the theft of slaves by a group of armed men in Montgomery County, Texas, 1847. Hutchinson claims a group of men with Mr. Stoneum stole slaves from the Fowler plantation "by force of arms." First and last pages are written on quarter sheets. Second-fifth pages numbered 19-22; portion of a larger court document.

People: Hutchinson, James P., fl. 1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleCrimeSlaveryAfrican American HistoryTexasAmerican West

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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