The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing, a mayhem, by biting off a small part of one James A Moors left Ear." They were fined and sentenced to stand at the pillory. But the signers of the petition argue that they are...
The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing an assault...in biting off the left ear of one James A. Moore." Citizens of the county had asked the governor to pardon the men: "...it being represented that those persons were...
Citizens of the county had asked the governor to excuse Lowry from the remaining part of his punishment: "That he is poor, appears penitent - and that...so far as example or reformation may be considered the objects of punishment, these have...had...
Lewis's father (also Cudjo) was the last surviving ex-slave from "Clotilda, " the last known ship to bring slaves to the United States; the ship landed in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860. The packet includes a statement of sentence, letters from other...
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