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Otey, Isaac: Petition, New Kent County

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Pursuant to an order of the County Court of New Kent to me directed paid on the 13th day of November 1823 at the Courthouse of said County (the time and place of sale having been duly advertised) sell to the highest bidder Ben a negro man slave confined in the Jail of said County and mentioned in said Order to satisfy Jail fees, at which sale Thomas N Grimes became the purchaser at the price of twenty one dollars. sale of Ben $ 21.00 deduct [punters? printers?] bills $5.00 16.00 leaving a balance of sixteen dollars which I have paid Josiah Austin Jailer of the County. Given under my hand this 15th day of November 1823 Thos. H. Terrell Deputy for James Williams Shff. Returned into New Kent County Court the 9th day of December 1824 and ordered to be filed. Copy J D Christian DC

Mr Bennett The owner of Ben a negro man slave confined in the jail of New Kent County as a runaway. To Jos: Austin Jailer of sd. [said] County To dieting him 13 months @ 2f per dien 133.17 entering and releasing 1.00 paid fee for apprehending Ben 5.00 [subtotal] 139.17 Cr. By this sum recd. of the Shff for the sale of Ben [minus] 16.00 [total] 123.17