Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21680712 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipfull Court of Frederick County now sitting in Chancery (, )
Filing Date:1807-March-5
Ending Date:1815-July

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1805 Moses Shepherd hired two slaves, a man for £20 and a woman for £5, from Drusilla Ball. He received a guarantee from Ball that the male slave was "sound and well" and that the female slave "would not have a child in the year as she knew she did not breed in such a manner having lately had a child." Shepherd charges that the man "was greivously afflicted with a venereal disorder whereby he was rendered greatly incapable of service," while the woman did indeed give birth to a child. Refusing to pay the full hire price for the two slaves and facing a judgment against him, Shepherd asks for an injunction to halt the proceedings.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Bond, Moses Shepherd, et al., to Drusilla Ball, 5 March 1807; Copy of Answer, Drusilla Ball, November Term 1807 [incomplete]; Certification of Copy, 30 June 1814
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 21680712

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:5/28/1999
Record Final Edited:1/25/2001
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2007 4:08:00 PM