Price, Margarett : Petition for Re-Enslavement, Richmond City
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Of Virginia, in the just and full sum of three hundred dollars to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said commonwealth, we bind ourselves and each of us , our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents: Sealed with our seals, and dated this 3d day of November 1860. The condition of the above obligation in such, that whereas in certain proceedings this day had in the circuit court of the city of Richmond, pursuant to the provisions of the act of the general assembly, passed the 21st day of February 1856, upon the petition of Margarett Price, a free woman of color, emancipated by the will of Mrs. Sarah Price, setting forth that she desires to return to slavery and to choose a master and owner, and that she desires to choose Mr. John H Tyler, the master of her father, to be her owner, the said court being satisfied upon the examination, as well of the said petitioner, as of the said John H Tyler, that there is no fraud nor collusion between the said parties, and that there is no good reason to the contrary, hath granted the prayer of the said petitioner: Now therefore, if the said negro shall not become chargeable to any county or corporation, in the commonwealth, then this obligation is to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Executed in the presence of the court John H Tyler seal John Tyler seal A copy teste Temple Ellett D.C.