Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20679901 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Superior Court of Jefferson County
Filing Date:circa 1799
Ending Date:1799-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Reuben Beckum claims that he has been slandered by Frederick Evans, sustaining damages of $3,000. Beckum, who describes himself as a "good true honest and faithful citizen from the time of his nativity," charges Evans with accusing him of being a rogue and a Negro, and of keeping a Negro in South Carolina to steal property. He asks the court to award compensation for the damage caused by the uttering and publishing of these "false feigned Scandalous, Malicious and approbrious english words."
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Frederick Evans, 13 July 1799; Court Ruling, October 1799
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20679901

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

Citation Information

Repository: Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1803-1809

Processing Information

Record Created:1/15/1996
Record Final Edited:3/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/6/2006 12:26:00 PM