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Title:[Affidavit] 1818 Jan. 18, Knox County, Tennessee [to] Robert Lindsay / Jesse Terry : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Terry, Jesse

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Date: January 18, 1818
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is an affidavit dated January 18, 1818, it is the result of the deposition of Jesse Terry, of Roane County, Tennessee by a justice of Knox County, Robert Lindsay. The subject of the affidavit is a "free girl of color" named Peggy Scott who was believed to be stolen from her parents in Roane County and taken to Georgia.
Collection:Governor Joseph McMinn Papers
Document: sl759

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State of Tennessee
Knox County

This day Jesse Terry of Roane county appeared before me Robt [Robert] Lindsay __ a justice of said County of Knox and being duly sworn deposeth [deposed] and saith That he has seen in the posession [possession] of a certain William Starne in Clark County Georgia a girl of colour [color] which is the reputed daughter of a certain Daniel Scott of Roane County Tennessee who is a free man of colour Said girl Peggy has lived with said Daniel Scott and been always heretofore reputed free__ that Deponent has seen in the posession of said [unclear: Starne ] a Bill of sale for said girl Peggy dated the 22 Nov [November]. 1817 Signed by a certain Edward Kindred and Mary Holt of Morgan County that he knows the Signature of Edward Kindred to be genuine and that of Edward Kindred of said Morgan County__ that Deponent believes said girl Peggy Scott was stolen from her parents in Roane County and carried to georgia and held as aforesaid by said Edward Kindred

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and Mary Holt otherwise called Mary Ann Neal

and that said Edward and Mary have since as Deponent is informed and believes, absconded from their former residence and fled from justice

[added: Sworn to and [unclear: Subscribed ] the 18th day of Jary [January] 1818 Robt [Robert] Lindsay as Justice of peace Knox County]
Jesse Terry

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[added: About 5 ft [feet] 11 inches__ 30 years of age__ fair Hair blue__ fair complexion__
M A Neill__ about common size__ 3-__ yrs [years] age__ black Hair, black eyes]

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[added: Jesse Terry relative to the case of E [Edward] Kindred & Mary Holt also Mary Ann Neal
1818 Negro Stealing]

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