Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND. Three manuscript documents comprising indictments against Jonathan, the slave and property of Charlotte Dye Owings, and Negro Stephen, the slave of Edward Owings Sr., for murder. Various sizes; some wear, paper evenly toned, some darkening along the edges. Frederick County, 1815

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One: Indictment of Jonathan. "Indicted. Pleads not guilty." With the names of witnesses. Folio, folded Two: Slave Jonathan: Special Court of Oyer & Terminer and General Gaol Delivery. 8vo Three. Slave Stephen. Grand Jury Inquest presents "Negro Stephen" on a charge of murdering Edward Owings, Jr. on information from witnesses.
Several other slaves were tried in regard to this murder and all were hung in January of 1816 at the usual hanging spot called the "Old Magazine" on the Harper's Ferry Road [Scharf, History of Western Maryland (2000), page 424.]