Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20485603 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 for Washington County in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1856-September-30
Ending Date:1857-March-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Henry Jones, a free man of color, states that in June 1849, he purchased a piece of land from Benjamin Taylor for $140, payable in five years. Jones avers that he is in possession of the land and has consistently made payments on the debt. He asserts that Taylor has refused to accept the remaining balance of $92.25 plus interest and has refused to execute a deed of conveyance. Jones requests that Taylor be summoned to answer his complaint and asks the court to order Taylor to convey the land to him.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:Decree, 30 March 1857; Subpoena, James Dunlop, 30 September 1856; Court Order, 29 April 1857; Receipt, Benjamin Ogle Taylor, 3 July 1857
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20485603

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
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 1200
  • Box: 90
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #5

Processing Information

Record Created:7/10/1996
Record Final Edited:12/3/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2006 2:48:00 PM