Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20583601 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Thomas Randall Judge of the Superior Court of the Middle District of Florida in and for the County of Leon sitting in chancery (RANDALL, Thomas)
Filing Date:1836-August-6
Ending Date:1836-August-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Stephen W. Snell asks the court to issue an injunction preventing John Shuler, his overseer, from transferring or redeeming promissory notes given to Shuler by the petitioner. Snell hired his brother-in-law as overseer on his plantation and executed notes in the amount of five hundred dollars to cover the cost of hiring Shuler’s four slaves for the year 1835. Snell informs the court, however, that Shuler “left your Orators employment and within two days afterwards also took away his said negroes from your orators service and hath ever since and still continues to neglect & refuse to return to said employment and detains said negroes and horses from your orators service.” The petitioner therefore prays that the notes be cancelled “on account of the failure of the consideration thereof and the violation of his contract and agreement” and that an injunction issue to restrain Shuler from transferring said notes.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PARs #20583902, #20583903; Order, 17 August 1836; Decree, 15 November 1838
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20583601

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Document Number
  • Box: Carton 18
  • Folder: 1177
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/11/1995
Record Final Edited:1/11/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/1/2007 4:52:00 PM