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    Request for the Seizure of Slaves in Galveston, Texas Circa 1853, request for seizure of slaves, Galveston, Texas. Choice extremely fine. Manuscript document on blue, fine-laid paper, 9 1/2 pages, 12.25" x 6.5", the pages are held together with a brad fastener. This lengthy legal petition by "Nancy Hunt, formerly Nancy Loggins," requests a considerable amount of money from the estate of John D. Amis in order to settle Amis's debts. Hunt extensively details the transfer of ownership of several slaves by Amis, and claims that he had deeded the slaves to his daughter in order to prevent the slaves being taken by creditors. On behalf of herself and other creditors, Hunt asks the court to declare the gift invalid, and either deliver the slaves of the estate or their financial value to the creditors. The slaves named include: Henry, Arthur, Cameron, Leonidas, Havana, Indiana, Matilda, Theodosia, Laura, Henry (a boy), and Henrietta. Most are adults, but a few are the children of Matilda and Henry.

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    June, 2005
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