Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21384316 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of the State aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1843-June-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth W. Terrill represents that, on 24 December 1842, Jesse E. Dent "conveyed to Edwin J Dent, John T Dent and Sally Virginia Dent ... several slaves and among them a girl Minerva in trust for your Petitioner for life, and after her death for themselves." The petitioner submits that said Minerva "has proved to be very refractory and useless, and is not likely to have children.” Elizabeth finds it “very desirable” and “important to her comfort & interest and that of the remaindermen her children that the said slave should be sold and another substituted in her place." However, as "the Trustees are all minors," she needs authorization from the court to proceed. The petitioner therefore prays "that she be allowed to make such sale and reinvestment under the sanction and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of this Honorable Court."
# of Petition Pages:1
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People Associated with Petition 21384316

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Document Number 403
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  • Microfilm: Reel RI146

Processing Information

Record Created:3/26/1998
Record Final Edited:7/5/2004
Record Last Updated on:9/12/2006 2:22:00 PM