Grills, Charles T.: Petition, Pulaski County
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[con]form to the provisions of the Act of the General Assembly, providing for the payment of Slaves condemned to death or transportation passed 14th March 1840. Your Petitioner would further represent that if the requisitions of the said Act of 1840 had been complied with, the valuation fixed by the said Court of Oyer and Terminer would have been the same as that ascertained by them under the provisions of the Act of 1819, as will appear by reference to the accompanying certificate of a majority of the Justices composing said Court. Your Petitioner, being without other remedy, and having been without any fault or negligence on his part, deprived of the use and benefit of the said sum of Five Hundred and Seventy Five dollars from the time a payment thereof was demanded of the Auditor as aforesaid, prays that your Honorable body will pass an Act, directing the Auditor of Public Accounts to pay to your Petitioner, the said sum of Five Hundred and Seventy Five dollars, with interest thereon from the first day of May, 1844. (at which time payment of the said sum was demanded of the Auditor as aforesaid) and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray &c Charles T. Grills