Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482503 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia Sitting in Washington County as a Court of Chancery
Filing Date:1825-November-26
Ending Date:1826-May-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:In February 1820, John Kirby loaned John Addison $531.50. In return, Addison issued Kirby a deed of mortgage, "strictly for the consideration of the said securing of money did convey to your Orator . . . two negro slaves . . . Dennis & George Marshall." Upon repayment of the loan by the specified date, the deed of mortgage would be deemed void. As Addison has "heretofore neglected & still neglects to pay your Orator the said Sum of money with the Interest thereon," Kirby asks the court to order Addison to pay him and "in default thereof that the said negro slaves Dennis & George Marshall may be sold to pay & satisfy your Orator his said debt with interest & the cost of this suit."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Decree, 16 May 1826
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20482503

Slaves:2
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 235
  • Box: 26
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:1/10/1996
Record Final Edited:10/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/19/2005 9:45:00 AM