Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482202 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court for the County of Washington, District of Columbia
Filing Date:1822-April-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Henry, an Alabama businessman visiting the District of Columbia, accuses Richard Jones of misrepresenting the quality and location of a parcel of land in Kentucky that Henry purchased from Jones. In addition, he charges that Jones defrauded him in the purchase of a slave boy Edward. Henry purchased Edward from Jones for $450, and on their journey to Alabama, the slave absconded. Henry asserts that Jones recovered Edward and "fraudulently concealed said boy till his note fell due that he might attach said boy & sell him in the absence of your orator." Henry asks the court for a monetary refund for the land purchase as well as the purchase of Edward.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20482202

People Associated with Petition 20482202

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
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 160
  • Box: 29
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #1

Processing Information

Record Created:11/14/1995
Record Final Edited:10/1/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/7/2005 3:31:00 PM