Friday, January 24, 2014

Friend of Friends Friday: In Chancery: Sale of Slaves and Land (1843)

Alexandria Gazette
December 2, 1843

SALE OF SLAVES AND LAND. -- Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Prince William, the undersigned will sell for cash on the first Monday in January next at Brentsville in said County the interest which was devised to Geo. A. Douglass, by George Tennil, in certain Slaves and Real Estae, or so much thereof as may be sufficient to satisfy a decree of said Court, pronounced on the 17th day of May, 1843, for the sum of $453.09 cents with interest on the same from the 13th of June, 1841, and six dollars and fifty-two cents costs, as also the costs of the suit in which said decree was pronounced and the expenses incident to the execution thereof.  The interest of said Douglass is the reversion in sundry Slaves, and a tract of Land in the County of Prince William, to take effect after the death of the widow of George Tennil, who is now far advanced in life.  The age of the life tenant together wiht a particular description of the property aforesaid will be made known on the day of the sale.

John W. Tyler, Comm'r.

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