A Female Slave in New York City is Tried for Stealing Money from Her Master [Manuscript]. [Trial]. [Slavery]. [New York]. [Documents Relating to the Trial of a Female Slave Accused of Theft]. [New York City, 1799]. Part-printed jury true bill, 13" x 8," dated October 1, 1799, content to recto and verso, a leaf combining a guilty pleas and an affidavit by the plaintiff, 13" x 8," dated December 6, 1799, docketed on verso and a cover sheet, 13" x 8." Light browning and edgewear, horizontal fold lines, lower section of cover sheet detached at fold, jury bill torn along fold lines. Content in neat hand. $950. * These documents relate to the trial of a slave named Dolly Burrows. One document contains a plea from Burrows stating she stole money from her master, Arnold Stansbury, after he had gone out for the evening. Below it is a statement from Stansbury stating that the money belonged to him and a friend, John Brown. The jury true bill states the facts of the case and records the guilty verdict.
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