Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20482703 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for Washington County as a Court of Equity
Filing Date:1827-October-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Thomson Jr. provided slaves as collateral for a debt his firm, George Thomson and Company, owed to Joel Cruttenden. Cruttenden has since sold the slaves at auction for $1310, a sum which Thomson considers to be a "great reduction and sacrifice." Thomson believes the sale was made to a person "who in this behalf acted solely as the agent of the said Joel." He further charges that as a result "persons disposed to purchase at the said sale were deferred therefrom." He seeks a subpoena, an injunction to prevent removal or further sale of the slaves, and a settlement of the dispute.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20482703

People Associated with Petition 20482703

Slaves:0
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 285
  • Box: 27
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:12/6/1995
Record Final Edited:12/20/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/19/2005 2:41:00 PM