Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20584105 Details

State:Florida
Location:Leon
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable Alfred Balch Judge of the Middle District of Florida at Tallahassee in the County of Leon in Chancery sitting (BALCH, Alfred)
Filing Date:1841-May-1
Ending Date:1841-May-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Canada Rouse asks the court to compel David Graham to pay a debt incurred by his purchase of stock in the Union Bank of Florida, for which Rouse is the security. If Graham is unable to settle the debt, Rouse asks that the Graham’s slaves, property and stock be sold and the proceeds applied to the debt for the stock. In the aftermath of a failed attempt to smuggle the slaves to another state, Graham agreed to sell the slaves and Rouse dropped action against him. Now Graham refuses to sell and the bank is threatening Rouse with legal action. Rouse seeks an injunction to prevent Graham from fleeing or from selling the slaves illegally.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Injunction, 1 May 1841; Indenture, Samuel B. Skaggs to Canada Rouse, 23 February 1838; Relinquishment of Dower, Catherine Skaggs, 26 February 1838
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20584105

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Box: Carton 17
  • Folder: 1090

Processing Information

Record Created:1/24/1996
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/20/2007 10:15:00 AM