Ex parte James White. Warrant


Corporation of Alexandria To wit

To the Jailor of Alexandria County

James White black man lately shipped on board of Schooner Talma. Arrived at this port from Cuba, having been arrested and brought before me not having in his possession any evidence of his freedom or proof that he is not a runaway slave. These are to command you that you receive into your Custody and Safely keep in the Jail of Alexandria County the said James White until he produces before me satisfactory evidence that he is entitled to his freedom or may otherwise be dealt with according to Law

Given under my hand and seal this 9th day of June 1840
Edgar Snowden (seal)