Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183404 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable John S. Hunter Judge of the second Judicial circuit of the State of Alabama exercising chancery Jurisdiction (HUNTER, John S.)
Filing Date:1834-May-16
Ending Date:circa 1840

General Petition Information

Abstract:William W. Mock and Mary Ann E. Wyatt, the legal representatives of the late Peter Wyatt, seek the court's permission to revive a bill originally filed by Peter Wyatt in 1827. Wyatt's petition was initially dismissed, but upon his appeal to the state supreme court, a new ruling cited error in the case, thereby annulling the first verdict and remanding the case to a lower court. The court gave Wyatt leave to amend his bill and continue its prosecution, but Wyatt died before he could accomplish that task. Wyatt's administrators argue that they are "entitled to revive and prosecute said suit in the same manner as if the said Peter Wyatt had not departed his life," and "to this end therefore that the said suit may be fairly prosecuted and full and ample Justice done in the premises." The petitioners seek $2000 in damages as they contend that Greer sold Wyatt a slave of known "bad character."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20182701; Order for Issue, Spring Term, 1837; Order for Issue, Fall Term 1837; Issue Out of Chancery, Spring Term 1837; Demurrer of Moses Greer, n.d.; Orders, Spring Term 1839; Order, Spring Term 1840; Bill of Costs, Spring Term 1840; Certificate of Court Clerk, Spring Term 1840
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20183404

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Shelby County Archives, Columbiana, Alabama

  • Chancery Court Record #2 1839-1846
  • Page: 104-124

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1996
Record Final Edited:8/21/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/13/2007 8:33:00 AM