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Jeremiah Fuller, American, 1810 - 1877  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (16.5 x 19.7 cm)
legal documents
Place made:
Madison County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
November 4, 1867
A handwritten petition to the county court of Madison County written by Jeremiah Fuller concerning the three children of a woman named Harriet. The petition is written in brown ink on off-white, blue lined paper. Handwritten in graphite in a different hand at the top, right corner on the front is [PETITION FOR / SLAVES]. The document reads [To the Worshipful the county / court of Marion County / Your petitioner / would respectfully / represent to your worshipful body, that Harriet a freedwoman has three children, one named / Thomas, aged 7 years, another named George / aged about 5 years and the third Philip / about 2 years old which she the [illegible] Harriet / the mother wishes bound to me your petitioner Jeremiah Fuller / Nov. 4th, 1867.] On the verso, in the bottom right corner, in a different hand is the inscription [Dreary] repeated three times.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Children  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Families  Search this
Law  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture