So to work he set with the beadles, and the constables, and the overseers.
The overseers were brutal when the slaves did not do the tasks set for them.
Here is an order from Deacon Pinkerton, chairman of the overseers of the poor.
At his death he had received £60, but he gave up to the Overseers a legacy of £30.
He was, of all the overseers, the most dreaded by the slaves.