Mann Page letter to the Sheriff of Gloucester County, 1799 June 29

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Mann Page letter to the Sheriff of Gloucester County, 1799 June 29

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1 item (2 pages)

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English

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[Recto]

Sir.

June 29. 1799

I was informed that you had levied an
Execution on Sam a negroe in the possession of Lewis
Burwell & intended to sell him on the 19th.
to day I learn you are to proceed to sell. By
Mr. Cooke I gave you notice, (as attorney for Fielding
Lewis Trustee for T: Lewis Executor of A. Lewis) that the
Slave Sam was secured to said F Lewis to discharge
a Debt now due from L: Burwell to a Lewis's Estate
I now refer you to that deed of Record in the
clerk's Office of Gloster County. and do as Attorney for
F Lewis and at the instance Major T Lewis Executor
of Addison Lewis, forbid you to sell the slave Sam
and do claim the Property in the said Sam for the
said Trustee,

I am your obedient
Mann page Junior
Attorney for Fielding Lewis Trustee

High Sheriff of Gloster or
either of his
Deputies

[Verso]

Sheriff of Gloucester County

To the Sheriff of Gloster 29th June 1799

Sir,

Mr. Mann Page has been desired by me in the
Capacity of my attorney to watch over the property within
mention'd, which is secured to me by deed in trust record
ed in Gloster Court. I have therefore to join my request
to his & forbid the Sale of Sam who is one of the Slaves
mortgaged by Lewis Burwell to me.

Thomas Lewis Exexutor
of Addison Lewis

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Ink on paper

Citation

Page, Mann, 1766-1813, “Mann Page letter to the Sheriff of Gloucester County, 1799 June 29,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/977.

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