Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884942 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable George Strawbridge Judge of the 4th District Court of New Orleans. (STRAWBRIDGE, George)
Filing Date:1849-March-28
Ending Date:1851-January-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Buddy represents that Captain Witsinger and the owners of the steamboat A. W. Vanlier are indebted to him in the sum of $1,000, as compensation for the death of his slave, Ned. Buddy complains that Ned was hired by the mate of the steamboat without his “permission or authority.” Ned was then carried out of the parish of Orleans, when he was "taken sick" and died. Buddy claims that Ned was worth $1,000. He also claims to have suffered $300 in damages, in the form of medical care for Ned, legal fees in pursuing this case, and loss of his slave’s services. Buddy therefore prays that the court will condemn Captain Witsinger and the owners of the steamboat A. W. Vanlier to pay him $1,300. He also claims to be entitled to a privilege on the steamboat and asks for a writ of sequestration.
Result:partially granted; appealed; reversed and remanded
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Records, 22 May 1849-28 May 1850, including: Depositions, A. J. Mason, et al., 22 May 1849; Act of Sale [Fragment], 28 November 1848, certified 24 May 1850; and Judgments, 24 May 1850, 28 May 1850; Supreme Court Decree, 20 January 1851
Pages of Related Documents:17

People Associated with Petition 20884942

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

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1999
Record Final Edited:9/29/2003
Record Last Updated on:8/6/2006 10:14:00 AM