Jesse Green Affidavit
Scope and Contents
Two page filing with the City of Petersburg regarding the residence, wealth, and suspicious death of Green's sister, Fillis Turner, a free African American who resided with Phil Seward. Within the Affidavit, Green accounts the tumultuous relationship between his sister and her companion, the money she had on hand before her death, and the sudden and suspicious nature of her death. In his affidavit, Green requests a full inquiry of the courts into these matters on behalf of himself and his children as the benefactors of his sister's wealth and possessions. A typed transcription of the affidavit is included with the original.
- Creation: 1863 August 01
- Green, Jesse (Person)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase from Neverbird Antiques with funds from the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Library Endowment, 2018.
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