Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20484406 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, sitting in the County of Washington, as a Court of Chancery
Filing Date:1844-November-18
Ending Date:1851-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Robert J. Dillon, administrator of the estate of Henry V. Garretson, deceased, seeks the settlement of an estate issue. Dillon states that Henry Garretson was a creditor of the American Colonization Society. Remsen Garretson, Henry Garretson's son and executor, made an arrangement with the American Colonization Society for payment through a cash settlement and the conveyance of several lots in the city of Washington. The deed, however, mistakenly granted the funds and lots to Remsen Garretson, now deceased, and his heirs rather than to the estate of Henry Garretson. Dillon asks the court to order the sale of the lots and to place the proceeds in a trust for the benefit of Henry Garretson's heirs.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Trustee's Report, 31 October 1851; Order, 31 October 1851; Order, 25 November 1851
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20484406

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
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 350
  • Box: 58
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #4

Processing Information

Record Created:7/2/1996
Record Final Edited:11/19/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/3/2006 9:48:00 AM