Petition #11280809


Lucy Crockett charges that her husband William abandoned her shortly after their marriage and that "she was possessed of several valuable slaves and other property" that the said William "in a few months squandered and sold." Lucy further reveals that she was pregnant and poor when William left her "to wander about." Noting that her husband has been jailed "for the passing of Counterfeit Bank Notes," the petitioner prays that a law be passed to secure to her "all property which she may hereafter acquire free from the controul of said William Crockett" and that William "not be allowed to disturb or molest her property hereafter acquired, nor have any more controul over her or her property than if they had never been married."

Result: Granted.

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Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina