Lenoir-Onslow County, NC
Selathiel Potts & Wife & others - To the Court
We the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the court aforesaid.
The Petition of Salathiel Potts and Elizabeth his wife, Amanda, Henry, Agustus Bender infants by Thomas Hood their guardian, Herring Creech & wife Nancy, Loftin Bender & Ivey Bender respectively sheweth that as distributees of one Martin Bender they are entitled as tenants in common to a certain Negro named Peter, that a division cannot be made unless a sale be ordered & this Court that Petitioners are desirous to make a divison so as to have their respective shares in severalty they thereof pray that a sale of said Negro Peter may be made under the direction & order of this Court, that the proceeds thereof be divided so as to give each his or her share & as in duty bound &c.
Thos Hood guardian to Amanda, Henry and Agustus Bender also power of attorney for Salathiel & Elizabeth Potts (his wife), Herring Creech & wife, Nancy Loftin and Ivey Bender Heirs at Law of Martin Bender Dec'd. I want an order to sell Peter to make a division among the above Heirs.
(No date) - Salathiel Potts & Wife and Others - Petition to sell Negro
Notice - That on the 1st day of January next will be sold at the court house in Onslow County a certain Negro named Peter formerly the property of John Bender Dec'd now belonging to the heirs of Martin Bender Dec'd on a credit of six months. Notes with approved securities will be required.
Set up at the corte house on the 4th day of Nov 1833 also at the fork of road Lloys meadow and at my gate this is s true copy of the above.