Location: Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States
December 16, 1827 letter from Samuel P. Garrigues, in Natchez, Mississippi, 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 third letter sent on the trip described in
His previous letters are
- Letter from Samuel P. Garrigues to Joseph Watson, November 28, 1827
- Letter from Samuel P. Garrigues to Joseph Watson, December 3, 1827
Joseph Watson Correspondence, Mss. 1872, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
- Natchez Dec 16th 1827
I arrived here last night after a very fatiguing journey to and from Monticello bringing with me Ephraim Lawrence and I shall leave here as soon as possible for New Orleans on my way home which I intend reaching as soon as it can be accomplished. I have given bond for the return of Ephraim to Mance[?] Hill[?] as regards his freedom which must take place either in March or October next —to have made a purchase of him were to not-be consistent — ????? to the rest[?] — I with my friends have concluded that as we could do no other than if he did not return we would pay unto Ross his holder, the sum he paid for him which was $525 as well as $15 dollars per month until wright[right?] was established. As respects Cox and those in the hands of Perryman nothing can be done without forwarding individuals[?] to identify them here and cannot as yet learn anything of those futile[?] starts[?] with from Monticello. I will state more particularly when I shall see you. This day here is exceedingly warm but I am in good health.
- I remain your obedient servant