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

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Record #86 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 595
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21679704
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1797
Abstract of Petition The grandchildren of the late Richard Justice "represent that it would be greatly to their advantage to have their share of the said slaves set apart to them & they presume it would be equally advantageous, as well to the sd. widow to have her dower." They report that their grandfather "was at the time of his death amongst other things possessed in his own proper right of" eight slaves. They ask that Justice's five children as well as his widow be summoned and that "they may be compelled to abide by such order direction & decree in the same as to this worshipful Court in equity may seem meet."

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