Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183921 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the eighth Judicial Circuit exercising Chancery Jurisdiction for the County aforesaid in the County aforesaid
Filing Date:1839-February-24
Ending Date:1841-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:In December 1836, William Campbell purchased the slave Hardy, thirteen years of age, for $846 from John Dailey Jr. of Henry County, Georgia. As payment, Campbell transferred a note of $896 to Dailey, and Dailey paid Campbell fifty dollars in cash to balance out the transaction. Shortly after the sale, Campbell "discovered that the said negro was wholly unsound and worthless," and in March asked Daily to take back the boy and return the note used to purchase him. But before Dailey could respond, the slave died. The petitioner notes "that he has been greatly injured and endamaged by not having the possession of said note and that by reason of the wrongful acts of said Dailey," and he seeks an injunction against Dailey to prevent him from prosecuting the makers of the note and from collecting the money. In addition, Campbell requests recovery of the note.
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:Promissory Note, Campbell, et al., to John Christian, 24 October 1836; Receipt and Warranty, Dailey to Campbell, 8 December 1836; Letter, Campbell to Dailey, 10 March 1837; Letter, Campbell to Dailey, 19 March 1837; Affidavit, William Campbell, 27 February 1839; Fiat, 16 March 1839; Bond for Injunction, William Campbell, 1 June 1839; Order, August 1839; Order, February 1840; Order, February 1841; Dismissal, 20 December 1841
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20183921

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Shelby County Archives, Columbiana, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Court Record #2 1839-1846
  • Page: 169-75

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1998
Record Final Edited:8/5/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2007 10:20:00 AM