Petition #20685203


William Averet and his wife, Elizabeth, wished to sell their slave, Stephen, because "said Boy Stephen was not of as much value or service to them as a negro woman would be as they were not able to control and manage him." George Schley agreed to trade his slave, Rose, and her child, Margaret, for Stephen and $150. After the exchange, Schley discovered that the slave, Stephen, was conveyed to Averet in trust for his wife for her sole use and benefit. The deed of gift rendered the sale null and void. Schley asks that an exchange may be made whereby he is issued a perfect title to Stephen.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Richmond County Records Retention Center, Augusta, Georgia