Judge Underwood as a Negro Seller

June 12, 1866


White Southerners claim that 1853 records have been found proving Underwood insisted that a woman's debt may be paid by the sharing of another woman's slave.


The Warrantor Index copies from the records of Fauquier county a part of an answer to a bill in chancery, which answer was filed in 1853 by Underwood, and in which the Judge " insisted that in making distribution of the personal estate referred to in said bill, the share of the slaves which may be allotted to the said Flora V. Floree shall be subjected to the payment of the said Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson's share of said debt."
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“Judge Underwood as a Negro Seller,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed March 20, 2018, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/210.