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

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Record #90 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 873
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21680309
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1803
Abstract of Petition Thomas Henderson and Rose Fisher Henderson, daughter of the late Thomas Fisher, seek "a negro boy named Sam" bequeathed to Rose in her father's will. The Hendersons report that Teackle Fisher qualified to his father's executor and "proceeded to take into his hands the whole of the slaves and other personal estate of his sd. testator." The petitioners note that they have "repeatedly requested the sd. Teackle Fisher to make up...an account of his administration on sd. Estate, together with an Inventory thereof, and to pay to your Orator whatever sum of money she might upon such account, be found to be entitled to, if any." Noting that Fisher has refused to comply with their requests, they pray that he "may be compelled to deliver up to your Orator and Oratrix the sd. boy Sam, and pay to them his reasonable hire for the time the sd. Teackle has so unjustly held him; and also such sum of money, if any, as they be found to be entitled."

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