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Katherine Pettus, Plaintiff in Chancery

By Pettus, Katherine

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Title: Katherine Pettus, Plaintiff in Chancery  
Author: Pettus, Katherine
Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collections: Women Writers Collection
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Excerpt: Pettus tried to sue Bancroft for 23 years for an orphan's portion left by her father, Thomas Bancroft. Bancroft was jailed for denying Pettus her portion. Petters asks for relief fram debts since she cannot procure her inheritance. She filed a bill for the Relief of Creditors and Poor Prisoners. The Plaintiffe a poore Widow, oppressed in an extraordinary manner by the power of the Defendent and her friends in this suit in Chancery, now of 23 yeares continuance, wherein the Plaintiffe sueth for an orphans portion against the Defendent, the Widow and Excutrix of Mr. Thomas Bancroft, the Executor that raised his whole Estate by his Executorship.


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