Jacobs, Hetty & Others: Petition, Richmond City
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To the Speaker and Members of the House of Delegates The petition of Hetty Jacobs widow of Solomon Jacobs, late of the city of Richmond, Joseph Marx Guardian of Merriam, Isabella and Adeline Jacobs infant children of the said Solomon Jacobs deceased, and Richard Anderson administrator with the will annexed of the said Solomon Jacobs - Respectfully sheweth, that under the will of the said Jacobs the administrator does not conceive himself authorized to dispose of the slaves belonging to the said estate, as he believes there are sufficient personal assetts without the slaves, to pay and satisfy all demands against the estate but it is the interest of all concerned in the estate from the character and condition of the said slaves that they should be sold and the proceeds vested in Bank, or Government stock to be held for the benefit of the widow & children under the law of the land. There are eleven Slaves belonging to his estate, consisting exclusively of women & children who are not only wholly unproductive, but if not sold, must become a charge to the estate, the widow & children of the said Jacobs living in the city of Richmond, and he having left no farm upon which they could be located. Besides their conduct towards their Mistress the widow of the said Jacobs is so very insolent and every way objectionable