Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20582203 Details

State:Florida
Location:Escambia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon the Judges of the County Court of Escambia West Florida
Filing Date:1822-May-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles Baler accuses William Lear of slander, stemming from a case instituted by Lear on 4 April 1822 that charged Baler with "a felony, to wit, in carrying away a Negro Man the property of Thomas Baler." Charles Baler was arrested, but the suit was discontinued for want of prosecution. Baler claims that his reputation was damaged and that he was "brought into public scandal, infamy and disgrace with and amongst all his neighbors and other good and worthy citizens of the County." He claims ten thousand dollars damages.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20582204, #20582205, #20582304
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20582203

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

Citation Information

Repository: Escambia County Courthouse, Pensacola, Florida

  • Circuit Court Civil Cases
  • Document Number 71-CA-01

Processing Information

Record Created:4/27/2000
Record Final Edited:5/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/3/2007 1:37:00 PM