State vs. Thomas Brown

Title: State vs. Thomas Brown
Description: These documents, created between 1855 and 1856, relate to the Jackson County, Missouri court case State vs. Thomas Brown. Brown is accused of attempting to take four slaves out of Missouri with the intention of procuring their freedom. The slaves were caught in DeKalb County, Missouri in November 1855; a witness recounts that “Brown stated he took those Negroes for the love he had for them.” In a signed statement dated November 28, 1855, Thomas Brown pleads guilty to the charges.
Owning organization: Jackson County Records Center
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: Jackson County Circuit Court, Box 27, Folder 62
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Jackson County Records Center at: 1560 W. Geospace Dr., Independence, MO, Phone: (816)257-5867, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Records Center. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Records Center.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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