Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883032 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honble James Pitot Judge of the Parish Court in & for the Parish & City of New Orleans State of Louisiana (PITOT, James)
Filing Date:1830-May-13
Ending Date:1830-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel McMaster presents to the court that his twenty-five-year-old male slave, named John Scott, was "enticed" aboard the Steam Boat Louisiana by the ship's master or commander, N. Beckweth, and "carried away" to Louisville "in the State of Kentucky," where he has been kept ever since. McMaster claims that, having been deprived of the use of his slave, a carpenter by trade, he has sustained loss and damages in the amount of $1,500; a sum Beckweth refuses to pay, "altho amicably required to do so." McMaster prays the court to sentence Beckweth to pay the $1,500.
Result:granted; appealed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Records, including: Citation [Text in French and English], 13 May 1830; Depositions, 15 May 1830-28 June 1830; Judgment, 12 July 1830; Petition of Appeal, 30 July 1830; and Grant of Appeal, 30 July 1830; Supreme Court Record, 22 November 1830
Pages of Related Documents:14

People Associated with Petition 20883032

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:3
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana Collection
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 2,017
  • Box:
  • Folder:
  • Book: 20,177
  • Volume:
  • Page:
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/23/1999
Record Final Edited:5/30/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/19/2006 4:01:00 PM