Petition #21686604


Jack Robinson, a freedman, states that in 1863 or 1864, while he was a slave of George M. Lofland, he "took up with" a slave named Amanda Johnson, who at the time belonged to Emily Wood. Robinson and Johnson "had a sort of wedding after the fashion of negroes, & went through the forms of marriage." Around March 1866, Robinson heard that Emily had committed adultery with a freedman named Beverly Monroe. Robinson asks for a declaration "that he and Amanda have never been and are not now married."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Virginia State Library