Petition #20184816


In 1843, Samuel Davis of Virginia gave his daughter Emily Moore of Marengo County, Alabama, three slaves for her own separate use. In 1845, Emily swapped one of her slaves for a woman named Silvy who was worth about six hundred dollars. In 1846, however, Silvy was taken from Emily without the latter's knowledge and consent. She has now discovered that Silvy is in Mobile in the possession of a man named William B. Harwood, and claimed to be "owned" by David and Mary Ann McCloud, and Nicholas Schroder, who produced a deed signed by Emily's husband Joseph Moore. Emily seeks a return of her property.

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Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama