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

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Record #12 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 3
Microfilm Frame on Reel 645
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20981505
County Queen Anne's
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1815
Abstract of Petition Henny Hemsley and her children state they are unjustly held in slavery by George Walls, who is currently in Maryland, but who is a resident of Kentucky. The petitioners claim they are entitled to their freedom because they are "descended on the female line from a free woman named Susan."

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