Martha: Petition, Prince William County
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The petition of Martha (formerly the the slave of Miss Catharine T. Hancock decd [deceased]) who was manumitted by her mistress for agreeing to be permitted to live in the County of Prince William the late residence of her sd [said] Mistress Ratcliff
Decr [December] 14th 1839 refd [referred] to Cts. J. [Courts of Justice]
18th Dec [December]
Rejected because courts have the power