Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20584508 Details

State:Florida
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Filing Date:1845-April-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:In a supplemental bill, William H. Scruggs states that he holds a mortgage from John G. Holcomb, in which slaves were used as collateral. Before payment of the mortgage was due, William Bellamy obtained a judgment against Holcomb in which the same slaves were levied. He asks the court to settle the dispute by foreclosing on the mortgage and ordering sale of the slaves. Scruggs "is particularly desirous that this be done as soon as possible because the negroes mentioned in said mortgage now in his possession and for whom he is bound to pay hire are comparatively worthless to him seeing that they consist of a breeding woman two small children one an infant at the breast born since the filing of the original bill."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20584508

People Associated with Petition 20584508

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

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Records of the Superior Court
  • Box: 6

Processing Information

Record Created:1/11/1996
Record Final Edited:1/26/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/25/2007 3:46:00 PM