Petition #11483330


William G. Harding, the guardian of the only child of the late William Harding, asks permission to sell Maria and her six children to Texas-bound Daniel Maurice Harding, owner of Maria's husband. The petitioner states that he "believes it would be to the interest of the infant to make the sale," as "the whole family are an Expense." Harding further reveals that "the said family of children are not healthy and two of them are afflicted one with white swelling and the other with scrofula."

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Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee