Reekes, Thomas: Petition, Mecklenburg County
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We Thomas A. Jones and Francis Moody being called on by Mr. Thomas Reekes to say what in our opinion was the value of a negro man nam’d Frank, the property of said Reekes, who died whilst in the custody of the Jailor of the said County, do on our Oath declare the we well know said negroe Frank, that he was the only male labouring negroe of said Reekes that his labour was necesary for the support of the s'd Reekes family, and on Oath do say that we think he was worth the sum of one hundred and thirty pounds. Given under under our hands, this twelfth day of November Anno. Dom: 1804
Thos. A Jones Francis Moody
Sworn two before me one of the Justices of the Peace of the said County Abraham [Bagnals?] Francis Moody