Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184814 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Joseph W. Lesesne Chancellor of the first District Southern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (LESESNE, Joseph W.)
Filing Date:1848-October-26
Ending Date:1848-December-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1844, indebted to the firm of Woodberry & Turner for $749, John Slater signed a promissory note, using two of his slaves--Riley, age forty, and Sam, age thirty-five--as collateral. In 1848, Slater died intestate, and Woodberry and Turner sue the administrator of his estate, Joseph C. Calhoun, for refusing to pay the balance due on the note. They ask that the slaves be sold "under the direction of this court."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Subpoena, Joseph C. Calhoun, 26 October 1848
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20184814

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1456

Processing Information

Record Created:11/7/1995
Record Final Edited:11/16/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/11/2007 9:27:00 AM