PRIMARY DOCUMENT

Appeal by Members of the Pleasants Family (September 26, 1798)

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CONTEXT

In this September 26, 1798, appeal, members of the Pleasants family challenge the decision by the High Court of Chancery that ruled in favor of Robert Pleasants and the enslaved people included in the will.

FULL TEXT

September 26th, 1798.

The Defendants Cary Pleasants and Mary his wife, late Mary Logan, administratrix of Charles Logan, and devisee of John Pleasants and Jonathan Pleasants, deceased, Elizabeth Pleasants, administratrix of Joseph Pleasants, deceased, Isaac Pleasants and Jane his wife, Samuel Pleasants, jun. and Thomas Pleasants, junior, and Margaret his wife, in the first suit, and the defendant

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in the other suit prayed an appeal from the decree pronounced in these cases, on the twelfth day of the present month, which is allowed them on their giving bond and security in each suit in the penalty of twenty pounds, with such condition as the law requires.

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APA Citation:
Family, Members of the Pleasants. Appeal by Members of the Pleasants Family (September 26, 1798). (2023, February 14). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/primary-documents/appeal-by-members-of-the-pleasants-family-september-26-1798.
MLA Citation:
Family, Members of the Pleasants. "Appeal by Members of the Pleasants Family (September 26, 1798)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (14 Feb. 2023). Web. 14 Apr. 2024
Last updated: 2023, February 14
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