Friday, August 9, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Account of Hires and Profits

One part of Exhibit A in the Chancery case of Adm. Of Hezekiah Fairfax etc. v. Margaret Fairfax, Widow (1858) (LVA Index No. 1858-001) is an “Account of the hires and profits of the slaves mentioned in the Deed from Hezekiah Fairfax to William Fairfax."

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A

“Account of the hires and profits” of the slaves mentioned in the deed from Hezekiah Fairfax dec. to William Fairfax, from the death of said Hezekiah on, say, the 10th of October 1837, to the 1st of June, 1839, when it appear they were surrendered to the Plaintiff Davis, excepting John who ran away and was sold in Sept. 1838.

1839

Dolls. Cts.
June 1
1. hires and profits of Marion from 10 Oct. 1837 to 1 June 1839 – 1 yr. 7 mos. 20 days - @ $30 per annum on an average of that period
49.16

2. Do [ditto] of Hal “ @ $125
204.85

3. Do [of] Ally “ @ $14
22.94

4. Do [of] Cassey (& child) “ @ $19
31.13

5. Do [of] Dilly “ @ $30
49.16

6. Do [of] Cynthia “ @ $30
49.16

7 Do [of] Priscilla “ @ $30
49.16

8. Do [of] Betsey “ @ $17
27.86

9. Do “ John from 10 Oct. 1837 to 1 of Sept. 1838, when it appears he run away from Deft. [defendant] Wm. Fairfax – 10 mos. 20 days @ $75
66.66

Total amount of “hires and profits” – to carry interest on $66.66 from 1st of September 1838, and on the balance from this date
550.08

This sum agreed to be deducted by [---]
26.00


$524.68

Note – It appears that Hannah with her child Rose – Old Betty – Old Caty – who were of the slaves mentioned in the deed above referenced to, have been worth their victuals and clothes during the period of 1 yr. 7 mos. & 20 days above mentioned.



Exhibit A - Fairfax v. Fairfax
LVA Chancery Index No. 1858-001



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