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

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Record #36 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 10
Microfilm Frame on Reel 783
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20985843
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1858
Abstract of Petition In an earlier case, William Trippe asked to be released from his trusteeship over his brother Nicholas's slaves, to be allowed to purchase the slaves, and to be repaid the money he loaned to his brother. The court granted his requests and appointed I. C. W. Powell as the new trustee. Petitioner Powell reprts that he sold the slaves and paid various expenses. In additon, he states that he "was further ordered by the said decree to hold and retain the residue of the fund subject to the further order of the said Court." powell states that before such corder could be rendered, the presiding judge died. The petitioner pray the court will allow him to settle the accounts of the trust estate and it will "pass an order directing him to over the residue" to Nicholas Trippe, thereby discharging him from further duties as trustee.

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