Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183915 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Dallas
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the southern Chancery Division of said State (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1839-December-7
Ending Date:1841-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1835, William Moore hired out his slave, Edmund, to John McNeal for five hundred dollars for a term of three years. McNeal sold the remainder of the slave's term to his brother, James McNeal, "with the understanding that said negro continued with said James C. McNeal until the expiration of the Year 1838 at which time the term of hire expired." Moore charges that James McNeal has kept Edmund and claims to own him, and is planning to take him to Louisiana. The petitioner seeks writs of attachment restraining McNeal from taking the slave with him and attaching McNeal's other property "sufficient to satisfy the damages," citing that Edmund is worth between $1000 and $1500.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Attachment, James C. McNeill [McNeal], ca. December 1839; Order, July 1840; Dismissal, January 1841
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20183915

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

Citation Information

Repository: Dallas County Courthouse Annex, Selma, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records, Records 1841-1842 Vol. B
  • Volume: B
  • Page: 56-60, 69

Processing Information

Record Created:4/27/1998
Record Final Edited:7/9/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2007 9:21:00 AM