Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20284902 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Probate Court of the County of Pulaski and State of Arks (, )
Filing Date:1849-March-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Pelham, guardian of Charles and Isabella Pelham, asks permission to sell the slave Milly and her child. Milly was willed to the minors by Socrates Shepperd in 1843 and has since given birth to two children, one of whom has died. Pelham states that the slaves "are not as useful nor profitable as the money would be if judiciously invested ... in other slaves more profitable to the said heirs."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #2028490; Bond, 5 March 1848; Guardian's Report, 27 March 1849
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20284902

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/8/1995
Record Final Edited:6/3/1999
Record Last Updated on:2/13/2008 10:11:00 AM