Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184632 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honorable the Chancellor of the northern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama Sitting for the 31st District thereof (, )
Filing Date:1846-May-25
Ending Date:1846-May-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Polly Smith seeks permission to remove eight slaves from the state of Virginia to Limestone County, Alabama. The six children and two adults constitute a life estate for Polly, set up by her father and her husband, with the stipulation that said slaves "should remain in possession of her said father, for the benefit of the said Polly, during her life, and at her death, to go to her children." Now that her father has died, and there is no longer a trustee to oversee the property, Polly seeks to take advantage of "a late Act of the Legislature of Virginia [which] provides for the removal of property in the Situation of this, to other States of the Union there being first a trustee duly appointed and qualified in the State to which it is proposed to remove it." Polly requests the appointment of a new trustee "qualified to remove said property to this County and State and to hold the same in trust as aforesaid."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Court Minutes, Order for Master's Report, 25 May 1846; Court Minutes, Master's Report Appointing Trustee, George Ford, 26 May 1846; Copy of Bond, George Ford, et al., 27 May 1846; Certification, 28 July 1846 and 22 August 1846
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184632

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Southampton County, Virginia, County Court, Chancery Papers, #10-1852
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  • Box: 59
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/21/1999
Record Final Edited:8/21/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/1/2007 4:38:00 PM