Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184106 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Talladega
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Alexander Bowie chancellor of the Northern chancery Division of the State of Ala (BOWIE, Alexander)
Filing Date:1841-April-9
Ending Date:1841-August

General Petition Information

Abstract:In January 1837, the petitioner, Charles Simpson, borrowed $700 from William Freeman, giving Freeman a note for $812, payable in December. Simpson annually renewed this note with Freeman for several years until Freeman sought and won a judgment against him. The petitioner accuses Freeman of "wickedly falsely and maliciously" taking out a second attachment on his property in Georgia by inducing one of Simpson's slaves to run away to the Freeman's house, where he was hidden until the attachment was issued. Simpson charges that Freeman is not satisfied "to take judgment for the principal debt alone" but has levied his property, exposing it to sale to satisfy the judgment. Simpson asks for an injunction to restrain Freeman "from proceeding any further against your orator touching any of the matters in question."
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Order, 26 April 1841; Bond, Charles Simpson, 3 May 1841; Injunction, 3 May 1841; Subpoena, William Freeman, 7 May 1841; Answer, William Freeman, 28 May 1841; Dismissal, August 1841
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20184106

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

Citation Information

Repository: Talladega County Judicial Building, Talladega, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, [Final Records] 1841-1842
  • Volume: 2
  • Page: 88-101

Processing Information

Record Created:10/26/1995
Record Final Edited:8/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 12:09:00 PM