Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21678907 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful the Court of the County afsd in Chancery (, )
Filing Date:circa 1789-May
Ending Date:circa 1789-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Moore, executor of the estate of the late Joseph Moore, explains that Joseph was the guardian of James Moore whose estate "consisting in negro slaves, of whom the greater part were breeding women & small children, so that the expences of those far exceeded the profits of the labour of the others." The petitioner further explains that he "was by this worshipful Court appointed Guardian of the sd. James Moore." Citing that James is currently indebted to him "by reason of his board, schooling & maintenance & the expences of his sd Slaves over & beyond the profits thereof," Moore "prays a decree for the sale of such of the sd. negro slaves as may be most convenient to the interest of the sd. James & sufficient to satisfy the sd. debt."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Answer, James Moore by George Savage, Guardian, ca. May 1789; Decree, ca. May 1789; Commissioners' Report and Notes, 3 November 1791
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 21678907

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1999
Record Final Edited:11/9/2002
Record Last Updated on:6/27/2007 9:24:00 AM