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    • Petition for poor relief Joseph Saffen

    • Indiana Territory;
    • File contains two letters, one is written to William Prince by Joseph Saffer asking to apply for Poor Relief due to his inability to pay for his imprisonment. The second is from Pierre Gamelin, Justice, to Jacob Minor, the man who had a suit...
    • Small, John and Mark Barnett adv U S

    • Indiana Territory;
    • An indenture of the child Nancy made May 8, 1805 and witnessed by Francis Vigo and Peter Jones, Overseers of the Poor for Vincennes Township, Knox County Indiana Territory by the appointment and consent of George Wallace and Able Westfall. They are...
    • State of Indiana vs Elizabeth Arney

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A petition to summon Elizabeth Arney, widow of Henry Arney to Probate Court to show why her daughter Peggy Arney should not be bound out as an apprentice, per the poor laws. Signed by Daniel G. McClure and J. T. Boyd, Overseers of the Poor for...
    • Stork, John allowance

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A bill is filed by John Stork for 2 weeks boarding and washing for William D. Lee, a pauper in Knox County, from 4 September 1806 to 18th of September for $4. The court alters this charge to $1 per week. He also charges $2 for dressing and medicine...
    • Hays, Samuel vs Francois Barril

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A summons is issued to the Sheriff to take in Francois Barrril for a debt owed of $31.05 plus damages of $35.08 for non payment of that debt. As for his cost and charges by him the said Francois is convicted as it appears to us on record and the...
    • Chicotte, Zacharie, debtor

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A petition is filed November 1809 at the Court of Common Pleas against Zacharie Chicotte, who is a confessed prisoner in the jail of Knox County, Indiana on the suit of Thomas Jones. Zacharie Chicotte petitions to be entitled to the benefit of the...
    • Lasselle, Antoine Sr. vs. Joseph Hoffman 1809

    • Indiana Territory; Michigan Territory;
    • The file contains numerous documents relating to the suit Antoine Lasselle brought against Joseph Hoffman (a black man) for the failure to pay a promissory note written in Detroit in 1806. The note written in French, stated that with in six months...
    • Chenet, Antoin Zephrine, debtor

    • Indiana Territory;
    • Antoine Chenet, imprisoned for debt, petitions the court to extend to him the benefits of the law of the Territory in regards to relief of insolvent debtors. Chenet provided a list of debt to the court. He asks the court to extend to him the...
    • Thorn, Jacob, pauper farmed out to

    • Indiana Territory;
    • This file contains a certificate indicating that on June 15, 1811, James Hill, a pauper, was farmed out to Jacob Thorn for $39 until May 1812. Thorn made his mark and the certificate was signed by Robert Worth, overseer of the poor.
    • Miller, John debtor

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A petition of John Miller, insolvent debtor, confined in jail by the suit of Christian Graeter on a judgement and execution obtained by him before this instant in the amount of $10. John Miller states he is not able to pay his debts and therefore...
    • Dubois, Ettienne debtor

    • Indiana Territory;
    • This file contains 3 documents related to the petition of Ettienne Dubois to be entitled to an act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt. The first document was the petition to the judges of the Knox County Circuit Court asking that...
    • Cardinal, Nicholas debtor

    • Indiana Territory;
    • A petition to the judges of the Circuit court of Knox County is filed March 4, 1816 on behalf of Nicholas Cardinal. Nicholas Cardinal humbly says that he is now in jail for debt on the suit of William L. Coleman. Cardinal is ordered to deliver up...
    • Duke, John farmed out

    • Indiana Territory;
    • This is a notice that a poor person in the care of the county was "farmed out" to be lodged and fed by a private citizen in exchange for his labor and a payment from Knox county.
    • Westfall, Newton E.

    • Indiana Territory;
    • This file contains a certificate that on the first day of May, 1809, William Lee, a pauper, was farmed out to Newton E. Westfall, at a cost of $65.75 for a year. The certificate is signed by overseers of the poor J. S. Hay and Elias McNamee. The...

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