Petition #11681303


In her will, Mary Matthews freed her slaves and directed her executor to take them to some place where they would "enjoy their freedom." One of the freed slaves, Lucinda, refused to leave, explaining that her husband lived in King George County, and nothing could make her leave him, not even her freedom. A year passed, and now fearful of being sold by the overseers of the poor, she asks to return to slavery as the servant of her husband's owner, Captain William H. Hooe.

Result: Laid on table.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia