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

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Record #42 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 872
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20986314
County Talbot
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1863
Abstract of Petition In 1856, Susan Wright, a twelve-year-old "negro girl," was indentured to the petitioner, James Chambers, to serve him until she reached eighteen years of age. In 1861, Wright was convicted of larceny and the court sentenced her "to be sold as aslave for the period of eighteen months." Hy K. Hays purchased her term of service. Now that this term has expired, Chambers asks the court to extend Wright's term of indenture "to fully remunerate your petitioner for all loss and expense by reason of said conviction and sale.

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