Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20584701 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon: the Judge of the Middle District of Florida in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1847-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elvira Lang, by her next friend James T. Archer, seeks an injunction against her husband, Thomas Lang, restraining him from removing, selling, or using the personal property set aside as her separate estate; she also asks that a new trustee be appointed to administer it. The plaintiff states that at the time of her marriage with Thomas Lang a marriage deed was executed granting her separate interest in a trust estate, which included slaves. The property was her dower from the estate of her first husband, James D. Bullock. The trust is currently administered by James A. Berthlott, who is sick and unable to manage it properly. She further explains that she was forced to separate from her husband following his "unkind, abusive & insulting" treatment. Elvira Lang charges that her husband refuses to surrender her property and threatens to leave the state with slaves belonging to her estate.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:PAR #20584707
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20584701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Box: Carton 12
  • Folder: 792

Processing Information

Record Created:12/12/1995
Record Final Edited:1/26/2000
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2007 7:53:00 PM