A Guide to the Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1859 Dec. 14 Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1859 Dec. 141181857.

A Guide to the Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1859 Dec. 14

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1181857
Title
Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1859 Dec. 14
Physical Characteristics
1 p.
Collector
Washington County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1859 Dec. 14. Local government records collection, Local Government Records Replevin Collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in 2007 under accession number 43477.


Historical Information

Chancery Causes are cases of equity. According to Black's Law Dictionary they are "administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law." A judge, not a jury, determines the outcome of the case.

Washington County is the first locality in the United States known to have been named for George Washington. It was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and a part of Montgomery County was added later.

Scope and Content

Washington County (Va.) Commissioners' Report, 1858 Dec. 14. This document is a commissioners' report from an unidentified Washington County chancery cause. It contains the court-appointed commissioners' valuation of the slaves in the estate of James E. Sathim and their recommendation for the division of this property among Sathim's heirs.

Related Material

For additional information concerning the replevin of these items see Larry I. Vass Case records, 1781-1973, found at the Library of Virginia.

Additional Washingtin County court records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" and The Chancery Records Index.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Washington County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Equity--Virginia--Washington County.
  • Estates--Virginia--Washington County.
  • Slavery--History--Washington County (Va.)--19th century.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Washington County (Va.)--Genealogy--19th century.
  • Washington County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Chancery causes--Virginia--Washington County.
  • Judicial records--Virginia--Washington County.
  • Local government records--Virginia-Washington County.
  • Reports--Virginia-Washington County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Washington County (Va.)--Genealogy--19th century.
  • Washington County (Va.)--History--19th century.