Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20284602 Details

State:Arkansas
Location:Clark
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Clark Circuit Court in the State of Arkansas in Chancery
Filing Date:1846-May-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Richard Wilson asks the court to suspend the execution of a six-hundred-dollar judgment against him won by William Gentry and others. In 1843 one John Wilson borrowed six hundred dollars from Gentry, putting up a slave named Robert as security. In 1845, Gentry sold the mortgage on the slave to Richard Wilson, the petitioner. However, Richard Wilson soon discovered that one Abasalom Fowler had won a judgment against gentry and obtained a levy on Robert to satisfy the judgment. The petitioner asks that the defendants be prevented from selling Robert as it is his desire to have Robert sold "to pay the aforesaid sum of six hundred dollars interest due your Orator." In the interim, Wilson asks that Robert be hired out.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:10
Related Documents:Injunction, John Clendenin, Judge, 6 May 1846; Receiver's Reports, William Gentry, 10 March 1847, 12 September 1846, 13 September 1847; Power of Attorney, John Wilson, 9 March 1847
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20284602

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Clark County Historical Association Archives, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas

  • Records of the Circuit Court
  • Document Number 2,010

Processing Information

Record Created:11/15/1995
Record Final Edited:6/1/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2008 10:28:00 AM