Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184111 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw chancellor of the southern division in Equity in the State of Alabama (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1841-September-22
Ending Date:circa 1841

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner, William Hargrove, has numerous complaints relating to slaves levied to satisfy a judgment against him by the Branch Bank at Montgomery. Hargrove claims that he was only acting as security for other defendants in the suits, and that they are now conspiring with Sheriff Benjamin H. Baker to make him responsible for paying all of the damages. Hargrove further complains that Baker refuses to return the slaves even though he has given ample security for them. Hargrove further complains that a judgment obtained against him by James S. Calhoun and Charles L. Bass, regarding the hire of a slave named Harry, was based on incomplete testimony, and that he was denied the right to appeal. Hargrove asks the court to subpoena the parties to answer all charges and to prevent any further proceedings in the cases. He also prays that an injunction be issued against Baker requiring him "to abstain from all further proceedings on said executions" and require him to return the slaves.
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:Subpoena, Benjamin A. Baker, et al., 24 September 1841; Affidavit, William D. Hargrove, 22 September 1841; Order, 23 September 1841; Certification of Copy of Petition, 24 September 1841; Dismissal, n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20184111

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Russell County Courthouse, Phenix City, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court
  • Box: 1

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:8/26/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 2:03:00 PM