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

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Record #33 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 8
Microfilm Frame on Reel 587
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985013
County Somerset
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1850
Abstract of Petition South Carolina resident Nathaniel B. Hill states that Thomas W. and Marth Overly mortgaged thirteen slaves in 1849 to secure a debta of $1,350 owed to the petitioner. Hill charges that they mortgaged the same slaves to Horation T. Bodder and that neither debt has been paid. The petitioner points out that "the said slaves were the sole and separate property of the said Martha" and that she had inherited them from her father Thomas Marshall. Hill asks the court to order a sale of teh mortgages slaves "for the payment of your orator's said claim, with interest as aforesaid."

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