Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20182101 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Clement C Clay one of the Judges of the Circuit Court for the State aforesaid (CLAY, Clement C.)
Filing Date:1821-September-28
Ending Date:1825-April

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Hopkins states that when he lived in Warren County, Tennessee, he owned a "Negroe Woman of dark complection aged about 45 years & of the value of about four hundred dollars named Molly" and a "mulatto girl named ayes of light complection aged about sixteen years of the value of about one thousand dollars." Hopkins asserts that the women "were feloniously taken" by John Hammons and transported to Alabama where they were sold by one John McGowan to George W. Thompson, despite knowledge of his (Hopkins's) claim to ownership. Fearing the slaves will be sold, Hopkins asks the court to order Thompson to offer security for them pending the outcome of his suit of recovery.
Result:granted; appealed; upheld; appealed; reversed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Writ of Error, George Thompson, 4 July 1821; Subpoena, George Thompson, 27 September 1821; Order, 28 September 1821; Plaintiff's Bond, Thomas Hopkins, 28 September 1821; Attachment of Property, 28 September 1821; Replevy Bond, 1 October 1821; Declaration, Thomas Hopkins, October 1822; Continuances, April 1823-October 1824; Verdict and Appeal, April 1825; Second Verdict and Appeal, April 24 1827; Copy of Bill of Sale and Probate Certificate of Registration, 18 February 1824; Deposition, John Purdom, 24 February 1824; Deposition, Benjamin Wootten, 13 February 1824; Depositions, Thomas Rief and James S. Thompson, 14 February 1824; Depositions, William Armstrong, Nathan Haggard, and Leonard W. Marburry, 18 February 1824; Court Transcript, 4 May 1826; Deposition, William Stroud, 15 February 1824; Deposition, Leroy Hammons, 14 February 1824; Receipts, John Hammons, 7 April 1819, 9 January 1819, 6 January 1820; Depositions, Elisha Reynolds, 14 February 1824; Deposition, Thomas Martin, 15 July 1826; Court Document, R. Laffold, 8 June 1827; Summons, Thomas Hopkins, 8 June 1827; Declaration of Errors, July 1827; Decree of Errors, 22 July 1828
Pages of Related Documents:20

People Associated with Petition 20182101

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:5

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Record Book, July 1828
  • Document Number 2403
  • Volume: 22
  • Page: 507-528

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1995
Record Final Edited:6/16/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/1/2007 1:41:00 PM