Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680004 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Inferior Court of Richmond County
Filing Date:circa 1800
Ending Date:1803-May-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Molsey Jones accuses John D'Antignac of damaging her reputation, by accusing her of "keeping a bawdy house, or house of ill fame." Jones interprets his words as meaning "that your petitioner was not only a whore but kept a house to bring whores a Negroes together." She asks that D'Antignac be summoned to answer charges of trespass and defamation, and to pay $5,000 for damages to her reputation.
Result:partially granted; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20680302; Statement, Molsey Jones, 11 August 1800; Summons, John D'Antignac, 8 September 1800; Sheriff's Return, 9 September 1800; Answer, John D'Antignac, December 1800; Jury Verdict, 23 June 1801; Appeal, John D'Antignac, John B. Lary, and J. Carrie, 27 June 1801; Jury Verdict and Court Ruling, 20 May 1803
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20680004

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

Citation Information

Repository: Richmond County Courthouse, Augusta, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1802-1814, Records Retention Center
  • Page: 96-100

Processing Information

Record Created:1/17/1996
Record Final Edited:3/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/9/2006 9:45:00 AM