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

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Record #87 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 616
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21679709
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1797
Abstract of Petition Levin and Sally Copes report that Sally's daughter, Betsy Medcalf [Metcalf], died in 1789 "under age, without issue, and without having in any manner by last Will or otherwise disposed of the slaves which she was possessed of." They assert that Sally Copes and Betsy's two sisters are each entitled to "one third part of said slaves." They request "that a Division of said Slaves by Sale or otherwise may be decreed and enforced by your worships between the parties aforesaid agreeable to law."

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