Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20481405 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon: the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, for the County of Washington in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1814-June-6
Ending Date:1814-June-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Cartwright Tiffett claims that he bought John, a sixteen-year-old slave, from Francis Jenkins for $100 with the understanding that Jenkins could redeem John by repayment of the $100 within thirty days. Jenkins failed to redeem John. Shortly thereafter, Tiffett discovered that John was missing. He states that Jenkins "had secretly seised the said negro in the night, and had carried him off upon the route to the Western Country, with design to sell & dispose of him." Tiffett seeks court assistance in securing his property, recovering his expenses, and ensuring that Jenkins "may be prohibited & injoined from disturbing your orator in the possession & enjoyment of his right of property & possession of the said negro."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20481405

People Associated with Petition 20481405

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

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Circuit Court, Chancery Dockets and Rule Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 192
  • Box: 11

Processing Information

Record Created:11/27/1995
Record Final Edited:10/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/5/2005 5:03:00 PM