Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20985718 Details

State:Maryland
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Orphans Court of Washington County
Filing Date:1857-November-17
Ending Date:1857-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henry Show purchased Mary Jones "for a term of years" from William Logan, agent for William Rohback. The bill of sale stipulated that her term of service would end 22 April 1861. Show alleges "that said Mulatto slave is a woman of bad habits" and that "she actually absconded and run away" from him, for which she "was arrested and secured in the jail of Washington County." Show seeks an extension of Jones's term of service and he wants authorization to sell her out of the state.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Answer, Mary Jones, ca. 17 November 1857; Decree, 17 November 1857
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20985718

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

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Volume: 4239-32
  • Page: 44
  • Microfilm: M 11027

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/2000
Record Final Edited:4/16/2002
Record Last Updated on:4/18/2007 1:44:00 PM