Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184315 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Pickens
Location Type:County
Filing Date:1843-July-10
Ending Date:circa 1843

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathaniel Hooe amends his original petition against William A. Harrison, filed 12 July 1842, which is still pending in court. At issue is the fate of certain slaves who are currently in the possession of the defendant. Hooe claims that "said slaves were subject to be recalled at the pleasure of your orator," but Harrison has refused to acknowledge Hooe's claim to the property. Hooe says that "he places a far greater value on the said slaves themselves than any compensation in money which he might recover at law" because many of these slaves have been "a part of his black family of negroes" for many years. The petitioner "seeks & desires a restoration of the slaves themselves, the identical property loaned and not their value in money."
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20184215; Decree, ca. 1843
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20184315

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Estates
  • Document Number #4
  • Box: 1-3

Processing Information

Record Created:11/6/1999
Record Final Edited:11/17/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2007 10:20:00 AM