Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20583201 Details

State:Florida
Location:Gadsden
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the judge of the Superior Court for the County of Gadsden in the Middle District of Florida in Chancery sitting,
Filing Date:1832-March-10
Ending Date:1837-April-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:William D. Harrison purchased four slaves from John G. Armstead in 1830 for fourteen hundred dollars. One slave, Edmund, became ill and died, even though he was under the care of a physician. Harrison attempted to pay Armstead one thousand dollars, the total due for the three other slaves, but Armstead refused and initiated a suit against Harrison for the entire amount, plus interest, requiring that the entire sum be paid in a timely manner. Harrison states that the seller knew the slave was "unsound" and therefore asks to be relieved from obligations stemming from the purchase. He asks the court for a "perpetual injunction" against the collection of money for the purchase of the slave boy Edmund.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20583201

People Associated with Petition 20583201

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • County Court, Law Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L61
  • Box: 12
  • Folder: 1328

Processing Information

Record Created:12/11/1995
Record Final Edited:1/11/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/27/2007 6:12:00 PM