Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185009 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Montgomery
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joseph W. Lesesne Chancellor (LESESNE, Joseph W.)
Filing Date:1850-January-18
Ending Date:1850-February-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:In this supplemental bill, Susan M. Wray repeats many of the arguments she has previously put forth in her answer to her husband's 1848 petition for divorce: her husband, Albert Wray, is a man of wealth worth perhaps fifty thousand dollars; he owns a large number of slaves, and has the means to provide her with added support although he refuses to do so. But now, she explains, she has been committed to a lunatic asylum in Columbia, South Carolina, suffering from paroxysms of derangement. She needs her husband's financial assistance immediately and asks the court to "decree further allowances."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20184833, #20184911, #20184912, #20184915, #20185012; Affidavit, R. Dougherty, 18 January 1850; Decree, 22 February 1850
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20185009

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery, Alabama

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/18/1999
Record Final Edited:11/18/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/22/2007 9:54:00 AM