Fear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System&rsquot;s First Hundred Years 1848-1948

Henry E. Perkins to the Texas Legislature, February 13, 1863

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Henry Perkins to the Texas Legislature, February 1863

The State of Texas
To BP Lanham Sheriff

1863

Jany 13th
To arresting 6 Negroes captured from
Str Hariett Lane claiming to be free
6.00
To Three Keys on said Negroes $2. each
12.00
“ 20th
Board of said Negroes 6/per day 7 days
31.50
Advertising Notice of Hire
1.00
Concessions on amt hire
2.75
 
53.25
Justice Court fees
3.00
Total Amt Costs
$56.25

1863

Jnry 20th
To Conveying 6 Negroes to State
Penitentiary 115 miles 10 c[ents] pr mile
69.00
To Sheriff to guard said Negroes
115 miles @ 20 c[ents] pr mile
23.00
 
$148.25

The foregoing Negroes were hired by Henry E Perkins
Dist Atty for 4th Judicial Dist on the 14th Jany 1863
by order of Justice Bertallott for the State of Texas
and said Henry E Perkins bid for said Negroes for the
term of six months for each the sum of sevin [sic]
70/100 Doll[ar]s[,] making a total of $56.25 the amt

 

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Henry E. Perkins to the Texas Legislature, February 13, 1863. Correspondence Concerning the Penitentiary, Records Relating to the Penitentiary, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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