P. T. Dimmitt to J. Allcorn, 06-17-1827

Summary: Asking intervention to commute a sentence.

Sant. Antonia 17th June 1827

Dear Friend

Sir I have to molest you again which I have no doubt will not be of much Interest you, Mr. Miller is a Poor unfortunate man and has a large family and from his misconduct on Trinity was Sentanced to leave the Contrey or pay One hundred Dollars find and from the excessive find the Alcaldes on the Trinity imposed, or the sentance of leaving the cuntrey was Too severe for what he was charged with that of rescuing a prisinor from the constables he maid application to the Govonor and he has writting to Col. Austin on the subject—Aliso the Govonor showed me a Decree passed 1825 the 18 Oct. gowing as follows that no alcalde or alcaldes has power to sentance and put in execution fines corporal punsihment or rules without first laying before the Govonor of the state or the tribunal of the state, the accused and charges etc etc and being confirmed by the high[es]t tribunale of the state before the accused can be sentance, you will oblige your friend so much as to attend to this Poor unfortunate man for the sake of his familey and children

Your letter has been recd and your wished to Borrow some money Sr I have embarked on another speculation since my arivall at home but I shall be in your place in September and you then can get 5O. or 100 Dollars if you want


N B you will not forget my land if thare is aney to be sold write on the return mail I forgot pay you for the labour I got which is near in the Brassos—

[Addressed:] M. J. Allcorn en Sant Filipi The politeness of Mr. Miller.