Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20481601 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington, now sitting in said County as a court of Chancery
Filing Date:1816-December-21
Ending Date:1818-May-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thomas Harris accepted from Thomas G. Slye "his deed of Indenture" for $234, whereby Slye mortgaged two slaves: thirty-five-year-old Harry and thirty-three-year-old mulatto Pressy. Despite this mortgage, Slye "has been permitted to continue in possession . . . and the reception of the issues and profits of the same." The agreed upon time for the loan has now elapsed and Harris now petitions the court for full payment with interest from Slye. He asks that the court order the sale of the slaves if Slye is unable to repay him.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Decree, 11 May 1818; Indenture, Thomas G. Slye, 22 December 1814
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20481601

Free Persons of Color:0
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 102
  • Box: 13
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: 2

Processing Information

Record Created:11/20/1995
Record Final Edited:10/11/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2005 6:52:00 AM