Vawter, Edmund F. & Others: Petition, Orange County
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of the Commonwealth that compensation for the loss of the said slave was not made, that sometime after the said William Vawter removed to the State of Kentucky where he lived until the year 1825 and then departed this life intestate leaving your petitioners his only legal heirs and representatives. Your petitioners further represent that the said William Vawter in his lifetime made an effort to get the valuation fixed by the Court who tried the said Negroe, but in consequence of the Sheriff who executed the said Negro failing to make a return of the execution the payment was postponed, it is proper to remark that the Sheriff has never made a return when he executed the judgement of the Court, but your petitioners, after a lapse of many years, are now enabled to furnish the most conclusive evidence that the Negroe was duly executed according to the sentence of the Court. Your petitioners beg leave further to represent that the slave executed was a young and valuable blacksmith, the court therefore fixed his value at 175. Your petitioners beg leave to refer to the Judgement of 3-k