Samuel P. Garrigues to Joseph Watson, November 28, 1827

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Date: 28 Nov 1827 [unknown]
Location: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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November 28, 1827 letter from Samuel P. Garrigues, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Joseph Watson describing developments in the case of the kidnapped African American children from Philadelphia, including the progression of the trials of the individuals involved.

This letter is the first letter sent on the trip described in 1827-10-29, Joseph Watson to Samuel P. Garrigues.

His next letter is 1827-12-03, Samuel P. Garrigues to Joseph Watson

Joseph Watson Correspondence, Mss. 1872, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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New Orleans Nov 28th 1827

Dear Sir,

I arrived here on the morning of the 27th and directly proceeded to beginning in making enquiry after Loyd. I find that his character is most bad. Since he wrote you he has been guilty of Larceny and has been found [guilty] by the Grand Jury. He has fled from this [place] but where he’s gone they cannot learn. They are in pursuit of him. There is in part truth of what he says respecting the woman Sarah Nicholson. Of the rest there is none, all the information he is possessed of he got from her. I have seen her and she declares that she has received no information of any of the Johnsons since she left Georgia. She was brought here as a slave and bought by the High Sheriff Mr Morgan who says he is well acquainted with you and will do what he can for her release. She is held subject to the actions of the court — a Mr Herman[?] — a member of the bar has taken her case in hand and will soon write to you. I can learn nothing further here at this time therefore I shall proceed to Natchez as soon as possible. The Deputy Marshal leaves here today[?] with the prisoners Simpson & Matson[?] for our city. I am in good health but somewhat discouraged but will use every exertion in my power to fulfill my mission.

With high respect, I remain your obedient servant
SP Garrigues

To Mr Joseph Watson


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