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

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Record #81 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 11
Microfilm Frame on Reel 343
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21678907
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1789
Abstract of Petition John Moore, executor of the estate of the late Joseph Moore, explains that Joseph was the guardian of James Moore, whose estate "consisting in negro slaves, of whom the greater part were breeding women & small children, so that the expences of those far exceeded the profits of the labour." The petitioner further explains that he "was by this worshipful Court appointed Guardian of the sc. James Moore." Citing that James is currently indebted to him "by reason of his board, schooling & maintenance & the expences of his sd Slaves over & beyond the profits thereof," Moore "prays a decree for the sale of such of the sd. negro slaves as may be most convenient to the interest of the sd. James & sufficient to satisfy the sd. debt."

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