At an Intervening Court begun and held for Essex County at the Courthouse in Tappahannock on the 18th Day of December 1843 Thomas S. Muse Jailor of this County having made a report in relation to a Runaway Slave now confined in the Jail of this County, according to the directions of the Law; It is Ordered that the Sheriff of this County sell the said Runaway according to Law and apply the proceeds of Sale according to the directions of the Court. A Copy. Teste. James Roy Micou Clk: Pursuant to the annexed order of Essex County Court, I this Day offered for Sale at Public Auction the runaway Negro therein named who was Purchased by Younger P. Watkins at the price of Three hundred and Seventy Six Dollars. Out of which amount I have paid his Jail expenses amounting to Seventy four Dollars and forty cents as p[er] annexed account and have retained two Dollars to pay the Clerks fee. Leaving in my hands to be accounted for (in the Settlement of the Revenue Tax of this County) a Balance of Two hundred and Ninety nine Dollars and Sixty Cents. [376 - 76.40 = 299.60] N.J.B. Whitlocke D.S. P.J. Derieux Shff: Jany: 15th 1844.
Bob a Runaway negro in Jail whose Owner is unknown 1843 Novr: 25th To the Jailor of Essex County Dr.: To Cash paid for articles to make Clothes p[er] Bill 2:73. " Do: for making roundabout pants & shirts 1:37. " Do: fee for taking up 5.00 mileage 3.80 8:80 " Do for advertising 3:25 To Board from 1 June to 15th Jany: both inc: 229 Dr: 57:25 To Committing and releasing 1:00 [total] $74:40 1844