Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684104 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Frederick
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Genl. Assembly of Virginia (CONRAD, R. Y.)
Filing Date:1841-January-9
Ending Date:1841-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Cain seeks a divorce from his wife Mary who has been guilty of adultery "of the most aggravated character the proof of which is found in the fact that on two separate occasions since her intermarriage ... Mary has been delivered and become the mother of black children who could not be other than the fruits of an adulterous intercourse with a negro."
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Record of Circuit Superior Court, Thomas Cain v. Mary Cain, 1840
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11684104

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:1/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2009 11:56:00 AM