Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183105 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Franklin
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Circuit Court of the County of Franklin in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1831-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ellis Isbell states that on or about 5 November 1827 the defendant, Benjamin Hudson, paid off a $530.90 judgment held against him. Isbell claims that, in order to "secure & indemnify said Hudson for paying the sum of money," he placed four slaves valued at $1,325 in Hudson's possession. Isbell estimates the value of the slaves' service and labor at $180 per year. Their verbal agreement provided, according to Isbell, that Hudson would hold ownership of the slaves until the debt was paid and if the debt remained unpaid, then he would retain ownership of the slaves. Isbell gave Hudson a bill of sale for the slaves, based on the verbal agreement of ownership rights. Isbell states that on 6 November 1830 he attempted to pay the debt, but Hudson "positively and entirely refused to receive the same and refused to deliver said Slaves." Isbell charges Hudson with fraud and seeks ownership of the four slaves, either upon payment of the debt or upon payment of the difference between the interest on the debt and the slaves' hire.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20183107; Order for Review of Records, 8 January 1833; Sworn Statement of Ellis Isbell, 21 January 1831; Summons, 20 January 1831; Answer, Benjamin Hudson, 6 September 1831; Sworn Statement, Benjamin Hudson, 6 September 1831; Exhibit A-Bill of Sale, Isbell to Hudson, 6 October 1827; Exhibit B-Receipt, Hudson for Isbell, 5 November 1827; Exhibit C-Receipt, Hudson to Court, 21 November 1827; Exhibit D-Accounting, Advances to Isbell, 11 May 1823-January 1828
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20183105

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

Citation Information

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

  • Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Record Book, June 1833
  • Document Number 3959
  • Volume: 35
  • Page: 225-254

Processing Information

Record Created:8/28/1996
Record Final Edited:7/4/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/9/2007 9:53:00 AM