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U.S. v. Wiggins

14 Peters (U.S.) 334, January 1840

Isabel Wiggins of Fernandina seeks three hundred acres as she has five children and five slaves.

"By the regulations of Governor White, published in 1803, it was declared, that to every head of a family there should be distributed fifty acres; and to the children slaves, sixteen years of age, twenty-five acres for each one; but from the age of eight to sixteen years, only fifteen acres."

 

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