Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184112 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Madison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Alexander Bowie Chancellor of the Northern Division of the State of Alabama sitting in chancery at Huntsville (BOWIE, Alexander)
Filing Date:1841-October-17
Ending Date:1842-May-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hugh D. Morrow, executor of Jeremiah Pate's last will and testament, states that David R. Pate hired thirteen slaves from the estate for about five hundred dollars. Morrow says that David Pate is insolvent "except for his interest in said estate," and that after deducting the expense of the slaves' hire, he will have little left. Morrow believes that Pate intends "to remove said slaves beyond the jurisdiction and limits of the United States, and with an intention of converting them to his own use." Morrow asks that the defendant be compelled to answer these allegations and that he "be restrained from leaving the limits of this State, and from removing said negroes without the same."
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Fiat, 17 October 1841; Subpoena, David R. Pate, 17 October 1841; Sheriff's Return, 19 October 1841; Injunction Bond, Morrow, et al., 17 October 1841; Attachment of Slaves, 17 October 1841; Sheriff's Return, 19 October 1841; Delivery Bond, David Pate, et al., 19 October 1841; Order, n.d.; Final Order, 31 May 1842
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20184112

Slaves:13
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Record 1841 Vol. M
  • Record Group: C23-11
  • Volume: M
  • Page: 243-247

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:8/3/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 2:22:00 PM