Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783409 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Judge of the Jefferson Circuit (, )
Filing Date:1834-September-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marshall, a term slave, asks that he be granted "the privilege to sue as a poor person vs one Zed Gozee." Marshall asserts that Gozee is holding him "as a slave for life," which is contrary to the conditions stipulated in Andrew Linn's will; Linn directed that Marshall be free after completing a 10-year term of servitude. Since Linn's death, Marshall states that "his earnings have gone to his several masters," leaving him unable to pay the expenses of a suit. He states that he "must and will Suffer great injury and verily believes he will finally loose his liberty forever" unless he is allowed to sue as a poor person.
Result:
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20783407, #20783408
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20783409

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

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 2788
  • Box: 1-39
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/18/2000
Record Final Edited:9/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/12/2006 7:12:00 AM