Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482605 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 for the County of Washington, sitting as a court of Equity
Filing Date:1826-September-11
Ending Date:1828-October-31

General Petition Information

Abstract:Levin Boone, executor of the estate of the late John Boone, seeks to settle a debt dispute with Walter Clarke involving several slaves. In 1814, Francis Boone executed a deed of trust to John Boone conveying the slaves "John about 28 years old, James about 45 years old, Negro woman Bess about 45 years old, Nat about about 22 years old, Felix about 20 years old, negro girl Charity about 13 years old, negro girl Ellen about 11 years old together with their increase and fine feather beds, Bedsteads and furniture, to secure the payment of $385.70 with interest." Francis Boone died in 1816 leaving Walter Clarke and others who claim his property. Levin Boone claims that Francis "never paid any thing to the said John Boone in his life time, or to your orator since his death." He prays that the court will subpoena the defendants and order them to satisfy the claim against the estate of the late Francis Boone.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:Decree, 31 October 1828
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20482605

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

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 281
  • Box: 27
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:12/11/1995
Record Final Edited:10/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/19/2005 11:39:00 AM