Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184506 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Chambers
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joshua L. Martin Chancellor of the Middle Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (MARTIN, Joshua L.)
Filing Date:1845-March-3
Ending Date:1845-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1842, a branch of the Bank of Alabama secured a judgment of $553 against John A. Wicker, who had signed a promissory note with James Brooks and William W. Carlisle as security. To pay the judgment, Wicker borrowed $195 from Brooks, in the process mortgaging "a Certain Negro boy a Slave by the Name of Bob about twenty one years old." It was well understood between them, Wicker writes, that the conveyance, although on its face a bill of sale, was intended "merely as a mortgage." When Wicker paid the debt, however, Brooks refused to return the slave. Wicker seeks "adequate relief."
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Summons, 3 March 1845; Order, May 1845
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20184506

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

Citation Information

Repository: Chambers County Courthouse, Lafayette, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Record Book Middle Chancery District, 1841-1853
  • Page: 170-174

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1995
Record Final Edited:12/8/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/11/2007 11:58:00 AM