Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680301 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Chatham
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Inferior Court for the County of Chatham
Filing Date:circa 1803
Ending Date:1816-April-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:John P. Williamson and Zachariah Hoskins write that they were possessed of three slaves, valued at $2,000, in their role as assignees of the property of Matthew Shearer, a bankrupt. They contend that, on 1 January 1803, they "casually lost" the slaves, who ended up, on that same day, in the possession of Moses Way. The petitioners contend that Way knew that the slaves belonged to them, but has not yet returned them. Instead, he "converted & disposed of the said Negro slaves to his own proper use." Williamson and Hoskins ask for intervention on their behalf.
Result:denied; appealed; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Moses Way, 29 May 1803; Sheriff's Return, 29 August 1803; Answer, Moses Way, ca. 1803; Court Record, 26 March 1805; Jury Verdict, 25 March 1806; Appeal, ca. 1806; Dismissal, 8 April 1816
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680301

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Liberty County Courthouse, Hinesville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1804-1820
  • Page: 608-610

Processing Information

Record Created:1/17/1996
Record Final Edited:3/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/9/2006 1:02:00 PM