Petition #20184114


In a supplement to her earlier bill for divorce and alimony, Margaret Garner asks the court to bar her husband, Thomas Garner, from selling their slaves "that remain yet unsold." Margaret alleges that he "has effected the sale of a few," and she fears that he "for the purpose of defeating her equitable claims for Allimony, endeavours to sell all the slaves mentioned in her said Bill." She notes that "he is now on the eve of running them off to New Orleans," out of the court's and state's jurisdiction. In addition, the petitioner notes that her husband "has already so fraudulently covered his real estate as to make it uncertain & hazardous whether a Decree in her favour for allimony would ever reach any part of it." If his attempts succeed, Margaret feels she "will be left wholly destitute."

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Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama