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

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Record #35 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 10
Microfilm Frame on Reel 557
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985734
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1857
Abstract of Petition As directed by the last will and testament of his late father, Richard Trippe, William James Trippe acted as trustee for his brother, Nicholas Hammond Trippe, from 1846 to1857, hiring out the three slaves devised to Nicholas from their father's estate and paying Nicholas the proceeds of said hire. Wishing to leave Maryland, Nicholas borrowed $1,876.32 from William, a sum he cannot repay without selling the slaves. William wishes to buy the slaves, believing that his father wished for them to "so remain in the family. He asks the court to appoint another trustee, to empower the trustee to sell the slaves to William at private sale, and to order the trustee to repay him the amount he advanced to Nicholas.

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