Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #11 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 3
Microfilm Frame on Reel 526
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20981306
County Worcester
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1813
Abstract of Petition Betty, a slave, states that she is entitled to her freedom and that she is being illegally held in slavery by William Patterson. In her appeal, the twenty-six-year-old petitioner cites that she was owned by James Selby whose plantation straddled the border between Virginia and Maryland. The court affired the judgment June Term 1815.

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