Petition #20784507


Charlotte, a woman of color, states that she was freed by the last will and testament of her former owner, James Robeson. William Trigg, owner of her husband, "induced" her and her children to move to Kentucky with him, "under his pledge solemnly made that he would protect them in all their rights as free people." Trigg has acted "in bad faith," and she and her children are now threatened with being sold back into slavery as Trigg "has already brought a negro buyer to inspect her for purchase." Charlotte asks for an injunction against Trigg to prevent him from selling her and that she and her nine minor-aged children be declared free.

Result: Partially granted.

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Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky