Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20483615 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 in Equity (, )
Filing Date:1836-July-5
Ending Date:1836-July-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rigby Hopkins of Maryland and James Tilton of Indiana state that in 1818 they agreed to serve as sureties for Edward R. Gibson, administrator for the estate of the late Jacob Gibson. Because Edward Gibson mismanaged his duties, a judgment was obtained against Tilton in 1835. Tilton and Hopkins assert that Gibson now has in his possession several slaves, including Peter and Kassiah, named in a deed executed as part of his administration. The petitioners ask that Gibson be prevented from selling the slaves outside the jurisdiction of the court and that the court decree the slaves be sold to satisfy the judgment against Tilton.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20483615

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
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 70
  • Box: 48
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #4
  • Volume:
  • Page:
  • Microfilm:

Processing Information

Record Created:1/23/1996
Record Final Edited:11/5/1999
Record Last Updated on:12/24/2005 1:40:00 PM