Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482305 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington (, )
Filing Date:1823-October-11
Ending Date:1823-October-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Andrew King, a man of color, was sold by James Friend to William McKenney in 1816, at which time McKenney issued a deed of manumission for King to be effective in December 1822. After his manumission, Friend claimed King as his slave for another term of three years. Now, in October 1823, King has been arrested and imprisoned, and believes he is about to be sold to satisfy a debt Friend owes to John McGowan and Griffith Coombe. King seeks an injunction to prevent Coombe, McGowan, or Friend from selling or removing him from the District of Columbia before the ownership dispute is settled.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20482306; Depositions, William McKenney, James Friend, 15 April 1822; Bill of Sale, James Friend, 27 September 1815; Deed of Manumission, Andrew King, 17 December 1817; Affidavit, James Friend, 7 June 1825; Affidavit, William McKenney, 15 August 1823
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20482305

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

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 81
  • Box: 30
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules 2
  • Volume:
  • Page:
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/1/1999
Record Final Edited:10/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2005 9:12:00 AM