Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184114 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Henry Goldthwaite one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the state of Alabama (GOLDTHWAITE, Henry)
Filing Date:1841-March-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:In a supplement to her earlier bill for divorce and alimony, Margaret Garner asks the court to bar her husband, Thomas Garner, from selling their slaves "that remain yet unsold." Margaret alleges that he "has effected the sale of a few," and she fears that he "for the purpose of defeating her equitable claims for Allimony, endeavours to sell all the slaves mentioned in her said Bill." She notes that "he is now on the eve of running them off to New Orleans," out of the court's and state's jurisdiction. In addition, the petitioner notes that her husband "has already so fraudulently covered his real estate as to make it uncertain & hazardous whether a Decree in her favour for allimony would ever reach any part of it." If his attempts succeed, Margaret feels she "will be left wholly destitute."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20184113, #20184222, #20583803, #20583804; Affidavits, Thomas Bobe, 20, 29 March 1841; Order, 30 March 1841; Affidavits, Andreas Corral and John Mulligan, 26 March 1841; Affidavits, Ezekiel Salomon and D. Quinn, 29 March 1841
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20184114

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Divorce Cases
  • Document Number 745

Processing Information

Record Created:11/18/1998
Record Final Edited:7/13/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/26/2007 3:27:00 PM