Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184405 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Chancellor of the Northern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama Sitting at Huntsville for the 32nd District
Filing Date:1844-June-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alcuin Eason, guardian of his half-sister, minor Ann L. Eason, asks the court to confirm the purchase of a slave named Horace and permission to purchase other slaves for the benefit of his ward. Ann owns Horace's wife, Eason explains, and when it was learned that the slave was about to be sent to North Carolina he made the purchase. Horace is "young & extremely valuable by reason of his good health, Sound condition, great Strength and many good qualities." The price of six hundred dollars "was at the time of purchase & is now a small sum for so valuable a Slave."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20184907, #20185120; Copies of Orders, 3, 5 June 1844, 5 June 1846, 29 May 1848, 7 December 1848, 7 December 1849, 4 June 1850; Register's Reports, 3, 4 June 1844, 27 May 1847; Testimony, George F. Manning, 3 June 1844; William Brandon and Charles H. Patton, 4 June 1844; Order, 6 June 1844
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20184405

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, [Record Chancery Court] 1841-1851
  • Volume: Q
  • Page: 570-76

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1995
Record Final Edited:12/15/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2007 4:45:00 PM