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8-2-1748

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Article 1, footnote 46

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Johnson was in prison because his alleged master, George Massey, had complained to a local Justice of the Peace that he “refuseth to labour and is stubborn and rebellious” and had requested “that the said Peter may be detained in Prison until he shall become submissive and dutiful,” whereupon the J.P. had issued a mittimus that ordered the sheriff to confine Johnson “until he the said Peter shall behave himself.”

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