Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21682407 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Westmoreland
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful justices of Westmoreland county in chancery sitting (, )
Filing Date:1824-August-23
Ending Date:1824-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Rowand hired two female slaves from Thomas Mastin in 1816. The slaves belonged to "an estate for which" Mastin "had the management." Rowand became dissatisfied with the second slave, called "the mountain woman," and returned her to Mastin's overseer for whom she worked the remainder of the year. Rowand claims he paid for the first slave, whose hire was fixed at $36 dollars for the year and allowed Mastin to cut "a quantity of oak" on his property. In fact, Rowand contends "upon a just and correct settlement of accounts between the defendant and himself the defendant is considerably his debtor." Rowand asks the court to restrain Mastin, who has obtained a judgment against him for nonpayment, from "all farther proceedings at law against your Orator."
Result:injunction granted; dissolved
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Answer, Thomas Mastin, 24 August 1824; Court Record, 24 August 1824--29 September 1824
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 21682407

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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  • Box: 111
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/19/1999
Record Final Edited:4/2/2001
Record Last Updated on:3/21/2008 4:50:00 PM