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Petition for making Ben public property an [sic] paying the Price at which he was valued when condemned by a court
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 3. Petitions, 1709/1780, 1777, and undated
Woolfolk, PaulGraham, RobertWollfolk, SarahBen
New-York Historical Society
Two-page petition submitted by Paul Woolfolk of Caroline County [Virginia] to receive payment equal to the value of his slave, Ben, who had served as a witness in a slave insurrection trial. Woolfolk argues that if he takes the slave back into his service, Ben will "not be safe one moment against their secret enmity." Document is undated, but may refer to Gabriel's Insurrection of 1890 in Henrico County, Virginia.
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