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Title:[Letter] 1803 Jun 27, Frankfort, Kentucky [to] Archibald Roane, Nashville, Tennessee / James Garrard : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Garrard, James

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Date: June 27, 1803
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated June 27, 1803 from James Garrard, governor of Kentucky to the governor of Tennessee, Archibald Roane. The purpose of the letter is the request the apprehension and delivery of Robert Wiley, who has been charged with a felony in that state.
Collection:Governor Archibald Roane Papers
Document: sl719

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27th June 1803 Sir

In conformity with the provisions of an act of the congress of the united states , passed in the year 1793, entitled "an act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters," I have transmitted to your Excellency an affidavit made before a magistrate of this state, charging a certain Robert Wiley with felony and have certified the said affidavit to be authentic. Information has been communicated to me, and is indeed fully corroborated by the affidavit of Mr [Mister] Early, that the said Robert Wiley, being a fugitive from the justice of this state, was apprehended in consequence of the charge exhibited against him by Mr Early, & committed to the district jail in Nashville . It is therefore my request that he may be delivered to David Early , whom I have appointed agent to receive and conduct him to this state, and that your Excellency will be pleased to consider this request as an official demand of the said Robert Wiley, as a fugitive from justice, under the authority of the before mentioned act of congress.

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I would request your excellency moreover to cause a statement of all costs or expenses incurred in apprehending, securing and delivering up the said fugitive to be transmitted to me; and have the honor to be, with high consideration, Sir

[added: Your most obedt servt [obedient servant]]
James Garrard
[added: Governor of the commonwealth of Kentucky .__ By the Governor Harry Toulmin Secretary of State
To His Excellency the Governor of the State of Tennessee

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1803 Warrent [Warrant] for Robt [Robert] Wiley from Gov [Governor] of Ky [Kentucky]]

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