Petition #11680607


Mary Peebles of Brunswick County informs the court that in the past "she has been in the habit of working her slaves primarily on her own plantation but sometimes sent "such of them as were then considered as supernumeraries" to her son in "Carolina." By an "act of providence," however, she has now lost virtually all of her male slaves and needs the slaves in her son's possession to work her land in Virginia. She contends that without them she will be forced to abandon her land. She asks from an exemption from the amended law passed 25 January 1806 in order to be authorized to bring her slaves and their descendants back to Virginia.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia