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Jesse Green Affidavit

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01570

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.

Dates

  • 1863 August 01

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Neverbird Antiques with funds from the Lyon Gardiner Tyler Library Endowment, 2018.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Jesse Green Affidavit
Author
Christina R. Luers, CA
Date
2018-12-03
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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