Children of Augustine G. Monroe vs. James Monroe, trst., etc.: Chancery Cause, Loudoun County (Part 1 of 2)
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To the Justices of the County Court of Loudoun in Chancery sitting humbly complaining shew to your worships your orators Armistead Thompson Monroe James Monroe Jr John Augustine Monroe & Andrew Francis Monroe infants under the age of twenty one years by Nathan Skinner [blank] their next friend [blank] that on the [blank] day of [blank] in the year [blank] a certain A G. Monroe the father of your orators made and executed a deed of gift of certain slaves therein mentioned to W. C Rives in trust for Bethany Monroe his wife & her heirs &c forever. That at the time of the execution of said deed the parties donor & donees all resided in Albemarle & as your orators believe said deed is of record in said County that afterwards to wit in Va the said A. G. Monroe & wife with their children such of your orators as were then born removed to the County of Loudoun aforesaid. That the said deed was not however certified upon their removal aforesaid to the County of Loudoun. That afterward the said A. G. Monroe sold for valuable consideration without notice one of said slaves George to a certain James Monroe his uncle now dec'd. That afterwards viz on the [blank] day of [blank] in the year 1827 the said James Monroe made and executed a deed for said George to Samuel W. Edwards & P Saunders in trust for Bethany Saunders aforesaid during her life & at her death for her children. That on the [blank] day of December 1828 by a decree of your worshipful Court the said Edwards & Saunders were removed from the Trusteeship aforesaid and a certain James Monroe brother of said A. G. Monroe & uncle of your orators was substituted in stead by the consent of all parties which decree your orators now confirm & consent to hereby referring to the deed from said James Monroe since dec'd now lodged in the office of your County for record & partly proved. Your orators state that said boy becoming somewhat refractory & difficult of management unsuited to the wants & convenience of the said Bethany & her children your orators who resided with her it was determined by said James Monroe the substituted trustee with the consent & approbation of said Bethany & A G. Monroe her husband to sell & dispose of said George & to vest the proceeds in a negro woman who could be bought named Rachel which sale & purchase were deemed advantageous to said Bethany & her family conducive to her & their convenience & Interest and are now ap-