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Howard County (Mo.) Circuit Court documents, 1818-1861

46 items

This collection is made up of 46 documents produced or filed by the Howard County, Missouri, Circuit Court between 1818 and 1861. It includes depositions, summonses, subpoenas, bonds, financial records, itemized accounts, and other items. The cases pertain to wolf and large cat bounties (1818); local elections (1821); unpaid labor and lumber accounts (1840); the sale of Green, an enslaved teenager (sheriff's announcement, 1846); an estate dispute on the ownership of named enslaved women and men (1849); unpaid mill labor (1852); Ben, an enslaved man permitted to act as a free man and hire himself out for work (1855-1856); unpaid labor for the construction of a tobacco house (1856); unpaid labor for blacksmithing (1857); money owed for purchases by a "fancy liquor store" (1857); the murder of Mark by Dave, both enslaved men (1858); and fraud for selling Caroline, an enslaved woman "not sound in body and mind" (1861).

This collection is made up of 46 documents produced or filed by the Howard County, Missouri, Circuit Court between 1818 and 1857. It includes depositions, summonses, subpoenas, bonds, financial records, itemized accounts, and other items. The cases pertain to wolf and large cat bounties (1818); elections (1821); unpaid labor and lumber accounts (1840); the sale of Green, an enslaved teenager (sheriff's announcement, 1846); an estate dispute on the ownership of named enslaved women and men (1849); unpaid mill labor (1852); Ben, an enslaved man permitted to act as a free man and hire himself out for work (1855-1856); unpaid labor for the construction of a tobacco house (1856); unpaid labor for blacksmithing (1857); money owed for purchases by a "fancy liquor store" (1857); the murder of Mark by Dave, both enslaved men (1858); and fraud for selling an enslaved woman "not sound in body and mind" (1861).

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