Petition #11682901


Hetty Jacobs, the widow of Solomon Jacobs, joins the guardian of her three infant children and the administrator of her late husband's estate to request that the eleven slaves belonging to said estate be sold "and the proceeds vested in Bank or Government Stock, to be held for the benefit of the widow and children." They aver that said slaves consist "exclusively of women and children, who were not only wholly unprofitable, but if not sold would become a charge to the estate." Declaring the conduct of said slaves to be “very insolent and every way objectionable," the petitioners therefore pray that a law be passed "authorizing the sale of the said slaves."

Result: Bill drawn.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia