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Legal instruments (Legal documents)

Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing
Scope Note: Use the singular form for Digital Object title. Genre/form terms for law materials.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

New River Investment Company Deeds

Identifier: Ms-2008-073

The New River Investment Company Deeds document land ownership in Radford, Virginia, and include one deed from 1890 and three drafts of a deed from 1892. Restrictions on land development appear in the 1890 deed. The 1892 drafts lift a vendor's lien.

Dates: 1890 - 1892

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Legal Document for Bastardy

Identifier: Ms-2009-093

This legal document details the process by which Mary McDowell–an unmarried woman of color–names the father of her child. The Justice of the Peace orders the father to make payments in support of his child.

Dates: 1873

Erasmus Stribling and David Fultz Indenture

Identifier: Ms-2023-033
Abstract The Erasmus Stribling and David Fultz Indenture, dated September 21, 1830, is between Stribling of Augusta County, Virginia, and Fultz of Bath County for the "term yet to come" for the work of enslaved people who Stribling "hired" from other enslavers. Some of the enslaved people named in the document include George Hodge, Sam Hamilton, Morriss, Sam McClintick, Big James, and Little James. They are listed as "employed on the Jackson River Turnpike in the possession and under the management...
Dates: 1830

Henry Whitman Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-003

This collections contains papers and letters addressed to Henry Whitman, the Justice of the Peace for Wythe County, Virginia, in the mid-1800s. Most documents contain information about different legal dispitutes and issues. Two relate to the purchasing of a bridle and of leather, and another letter relates information about the American Civil War.

Dates: 1827 - 1864

Barbary Wilson Deed of Emancipation for Harry

Identifier: Ms-2022-077

This collection contains a deed of emancipation signed by enslaver Barbary Wilson of Bath County, Virginia, freeing Harry, identified as a Black man, on January 5, 1822. Harry was one of 14 people that Wilson had enslaved and manumitted in 1822.

Dates: 1822