Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680403 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Superior Courts of the said State
Filing Date:1804-December-26
Ending Date:circa 1805

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Sturges claims that he owns ten slaves whom he "casually lost" and who have now come into the possession of one John Lewis. Sturges contends that he has requested that the slaves be returned to him, but Lewis has "converted and disposed of the said Ten last mentioned negro slaves." Sturges seeks $6,000 in compensation.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, John Lewis, 16 January 1805; Sheriff's Return, 16 February 1805; Answer, John Lewis, 1 July 1805; Plea for Dismissal, Daniel Sturges, ca. 1805
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680403

Slaves:10
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Jefferson County Courthouse, Louisville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1803-1809
  • Page: 204-207

Processing Information

Record Created:1/18/1996
Record Final Edited:3/27/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2006 11:33:00 AM