Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185408 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Madison
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Chancellor of the Northern Division of the State of Alabama sitting for the twenty ninth District thereof, at the Court house of Madison County
Filing Date:1854-November-30
Ending Date:1854-November-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:Indebted to Trotman & Nance, a trading company, for $1,528, and to Hugh N. Moore for a bill of exchange worth $1,661 drawn on a company in New Orleans, Robert Freeman, a Jackson County planter, offers to sell his creditors ten slaves for four thousand dollars with the understanding that he could purchase them back within two years. The creditors agree, take the slaves, and travel to Madison County. They soon learn, however, that Freeman owes many other creditors when the slaves he sold them are taken up by the sheriff. "The said negroes have been advertised for sale at the Court house-door in the town of Huntsville," Trotman, Nance, and Moore explain, asserting that Freeman has the wherewithal to pay his debts but refuses to do so. Meanwhile, they seek an injunction to halt the sale of the slaves.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:14
Related Documents:Affidavit, Trotman and Moore, 29 November 1854; Order, 30 November 1854; Exhibit A-Bill of Sale of Slaves, Robert Freeman to Trotman & Nance, 6 November 1854; Injunction Bond, 1 December 1854; Power of Attorney, 30 November 1854; Injunction, 1 December 1854; Answer, Robert Freeman, 5 December 1854; Affidavit, A. M. Hewlett, 5 December 1854; Agreement, 7 December 1854; Summonses, 6 January 1855, 19 April 1855; Order, 17 January 1855
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20185408

Slaves:10
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:13
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Madison County Public Library Archives, Huntsville, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court, Chancery Record 1858-1859
  • Book: C-24-7
  • Volume: W
  • Page: 273-91, 312-15

Processing Information

Record Created:11/10/1995
Record Final Edited:7/28/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/6/2007 12:43:00 PM