Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680404 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of Jefferson County
Filing Date:circa 1804
Ending Date:1805-March-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Pettit alleges that "he hath been injured & damaged by James Neely." Pettit insists that his long-enjoyed stellar reputation has been slandered by Neely's accusations that he has harbored a runaway Negro slave girl, recently purchased by Neely. Pettit sues for $10,000 in damages.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, James Neely, 20 April 1804; Sheriff's Return, 26 April 1804; Answer, James Neely, September 1804; Jury Verdict and Court Ruling, 20 March 1805; Receipt, James Neely, 27 March 1805
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20680404

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
  • Page: 112-116

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1996
Record Final Edited:3/27/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2006 11:49:00 AM