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Court Documents (Clark County, Indiana) Relating to Harry, 1817-1820, 1817-1821

Title
Court Documents (Clark County, Indiana) Relating to Harry, 1817-1820, 1817-1821
ID
Mss. Acc. 2012.364
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Court documents, 1817-1821, relating to Harry, a free black man living in Clark County, Indiana. In the first suit, John H. Thompson brought charges against Isaac Shelby on behalf of Harry, stating that Shelby had illegally detained him. This case was dismissed in March 1817. In April 1817, a suit is brought against Thomas Pile, William Pile, David Smith, and William P. Lee for "manstealing," or the abduction of Harry. This case is eventually dismissed in 1821 due to the fact that Harry cannot appear.

There are also transcriptions of the documents that were provided by the seller and have not been verified.

Subjects
Free blacks
Indiana--History
Indiana--History--19th century
Legal documents
Languages
English

Administrative Information

Acquired
11/19/2012.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase..
Preferred Citation
Court Documents (Clark County, Indiana) Relating to Harry, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Collection
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