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

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Record #76 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 13
Microfilm Frame on Reel 1163
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20384402
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1844
Abstract of Petition As trustee of the person and estate of Nathaniel Pointer [Poynter], Charles Argoe explains that at Pointer's death, he received term slave Beniah, whom he sold for $125; he also arranged for another term slave, a woman valued at $25, and a black child valued at $35, to be turned over to his widow. Argoe has settled most of the account and asks the court to "grant him an allowance thereof or such other relief as to this Court may Seam just and proper."

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