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Warrant for convict William Jackson

Warrant for convict William Jackson

Descriptive Summary

Title: Warrant for convict William Jackson
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1748 January 15
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3619
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

This warrant is from the 18th century, during which King George the Second (1683-1760) was King of Great Britain. During the 18th and early 19th centuries it was possible to be convicted and sent to prison for debt. Debtors prisons existed in Britain until an 1869 act abolished imprisonment for debt. There were also debtors prisons in the United States, most notably in the Virginia colony, which this warrant may be from, as it is addressed to the sheriff of Prince George County. The U.S. abolished debtors prisons in 1833, while the British did so in 1869.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a writ from King George the Second commanding that William Jackson be convicted for debt.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warrant for convict William Jackson, ms3619, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

George, King of Great Britain, II, 1683-1760
Legal documents.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Writ (warrant) Access Online