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Wm. Jones vs. Dianah his slave
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 2. Depositions, 1746-1839
Schultz, C., JuniorJones, WilliamDianah
New-York Historical Society
Two-page deposition of William Jones and his slave Dianah, accused of extending several leaves of absence without permission.
Slavery--New York (State)--New YorkDepositions--New York
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City of New York [?]: William Jones of no. 13 Budd St. gold beater being duly sworn says that Dianah a yellow girl now here is his slave that often misbehaved herself by running away, that the last time she absented herself was on the second of Jany [January] last, when she had leave of absence for about three days but she did not return until today, that once before she absented herself & was gone near a year & a half wherefore he prays that she may be committed to prison. , , [Signed] Wm. Jones, , Sworn the 8th of February 1814, [Signed] C. Schultz, , Dianah above named says she is a slave with above named Wm. Jones, that she had leave of absence the day after new years, she stayed longer than she ought to have done, once before she went away & was gone for more than a year.