Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21685111 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful justices of the County Court of Lancaster in chancery sitting (, )
Filing Date:1851-December-15
Ending Date:1851-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thadeus Forester, guardian of George W. Walker, seeks to sell an eight-year-old slave belonging to his ward. Forester recounts that his ward recently "recovered three slaves and about seventy five dollars in money" from the settlement of his father's estate. He reveals, however, that he and his ward cannot receive the money until George becomes of age. He further reports that "of the slaves recovered one is an old woman who is chargeable, one a young woman valuable intrinsically, but from the fact of her being a breeding woman she does not hire out, but for a small sum, and one is a child about 8 years of age, who hires for nothing." Noting that his ward "is also indebted to your orator for board, clothing and for his tuition," the petitioner cites that George "is now of the age that he ought to be going to school, but that his income not being sufficient to board him and clothe him, there is no fund out of which either the debts aforesaid can be paid or by which he can in future be sent to school, unless by a sale of one of the said negroes for that purpose." He therefore seeks authority to sell the eight-year-old slave, using the proceeds for George's education.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Commissioner's Report, 1 January 1853
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21685111

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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  • Page: frames 246; 253-254
  • Microfilm: Reel #220

Processing Information

Record Created:4/7/1999
Record Final Edited:11/22/2001
Record Last Updated on:3/23/2009 6:02:00 PM