Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183403 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Bibb
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Samuel Chapman one of the Judges of Chancellors, for the State of Alabama & presiding in the Court aforesaid at the Term aforesaid (CHAPMAN, Samuel)
Filing Date:1834-March-26
Ending Date:1834-March-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Harwood Goodwin states that there has been no resolution to his original petition, dated 15 September 1830, because of court continuances in the case. The petitioner states that the two slaves in question, Jim and Lucy, "have long since discharged all just claims which deft could have had," and that the slaves "ought to have been restored to your Orator for which and on account the bill prayed." Goodwin notes new circumstances have occurred since he initiated his original suit. He states that Lucy is now the mother of four children and that the defendant "has & does keep them & their mother to the detriment of your Orator." He also states that Camp "sold & disposed of Jim," and that the defendant is now in the process of retrieving Jim from the purchaser. The petitioner believes "that said Defendant intends to prevent the cause from coming to trial," stating that Camp has stated that "your Orator never should have said slaves," giving Goodwin good reason to believe that Camp intends "to run said slaves off." Goodwin therefore asks the court "to award a writ of Attachment, to take said slaves into the possession of the Sheriff."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20183002; Fiat, 26 March 1834; Continuance, ca. 1834; Attachment of Slaves, 26 March 1834; Sheriff's Return, 27 March 1834; Order, March 1834; Bond of Goodwin, 26 March 1834; Bond of Camp, 27 March 1834; Order, Acceptance of Binding Decision, ca. 1835; Decree, 25 May 1835
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20183403

Slaves:5
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Bibb County Courthouse, Centreville, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record Book 1836-1846
  • Page: 584-591

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1997
Record Final Edited:6/30/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/12/2007 3:29:00 PM