Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20979402 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable Alexander Contee Hansson, Esquire Chancellor of Mayland (HANSON, Alexander Contee)
Filing Date:1794-February-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Richard Weaver Johns received £91 and a snuff box from Ephraim Gaither. To secure said debt, Johns mortgaged three slave children as security. It was agreed that if Johns repaid Gaither with interest by 1 August 1790 "then the Sale should be void & of none Effect." Gaither now states that the debt has not been repaid and that the slaves "have been an expense" to him because they are too young to work. Gaither says that he has "frequently applied to the said Johns in a friendly manner and requested payment of the said sum and legal Interest, or that he should release all his right to said negroes." Johns has refused to do either. Gaither asks that Johns be compelled to repay the loan, interest, and the cost of maintaining the slaves since the deed was signed.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20979703, #20982310; Deed of Mortgage, Richard Weaver Johns to Ephraim Gaither, 31 December 1787; Receipt, Richard Weaver Johns, 31 December 1787; Answer, Richard Weaver Johns, 27 March 1797
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20979402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 2128
  • Volume: 4239-5
  • Page: 36
  • Microfilm: M 11081

Processing Information

Record Created:9/2/1999
Record Final Edited:10/1/2001
Record Last Updated on:10/3/2006 1:15:00 PM