Monday, March 10, 2008

Wm Bracewell White or Rutherford Co TN 1813

Petition #24-3-1813

The petition and remonstrance of the undersigned Citizens of this State regarding a Negro man, Jesse, the property of Col. Geo. W. Sanders, an inhabitant of White County. Jesse was apprehended, charged and tried in Rutherford County for stealing the property of Samuel Smith in Rutherford County. Jesse was found guilty and executed. Since that time, the petitioners have found reason to believe that the charges were incorrect, the trial prejudiced and Jesse was innocent. The petitioners ask recompense for Col Sanders' loss.

William Bracewell was one of the people who signed this petition.