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Two documents signed “Joel Atkinson” as Justice of the Peace, concerning a slave case to include; Lincoln County, July 27, 1805, 1pp., in small part, “... that negro man slave property of George mathews named Sam ... did on or about the 24th of this February take, steal, carry away out of the pasture of William mosby one known horse to the value of twenty four pounds ...You are required in the name of the Commonwealth of Kentucky to bring the said Sam before me ...” ... plus, the second document, July 29, 1805, 1pp., in small part, “Whereas Sam negro man slave ... was this day committed to the jail of this county by my warrant ... I command you to summon the five Term Justices ... to meet at the court ... on Thursday the 4th day of August, and then and there to hold court for the examination of the facts with the said sam stand charged ...” Elijah Joel Atkinson, was born Abt. 1753 in Henry County, Virginia, and died about 1808 in Lincoln, County, Kentucky.
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Very Early Kentucky Slave Case - 1803

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