Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20485107 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honbl. the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for the Court of Washington In chancery
Filing Date:1851-March-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ancus Hoffar complains of the loss of his slave John. Hoffar explains that he needed to raise a sum of money and Charles Eckel, an acquaintance of his, offered to loan him $250. Hoffar gave a bill of sale for slave John as collateral. Hoffar raised the money to repay Eckel, but consented to Eckel's request to keep John for the remainder of the year. However, Eckel died without returning the slave. Hoffar applied to Charlotte Eckel and Morris Adler, the executors of Eckel's estate, to settle the account for the return of the slave, but his requests were refused. He asks the court to order the executors to return John.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Answer, Morris Adler, 11 May 1853
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20485107

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Circuit Court, Chancery Dockets and Rule Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 732
  • Box: 69
  • Book: Rules #5

Processing Information

Record Created:3/8/1999
Record Final Edited:12/2/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/5/2006 2:38:00 PM