Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680502 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The Judges of the Superior Courts of the Said State
Filing Date:1805-July-16
Ending Date:1806-March-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Ingram presents that George Washington Chisolm agreed to mortgage and place in his possession a male slave named Cain as security against a debt of $300. The deal was sealed with "a certain instrument of writing" couched as a sale and dated the 1st of March 1804, whereby Chisolm would be required to pay the debt by the 1st of March 1805 and thus redeem his slave. Should he fail to pay the debt, the sale would stand and Ingram would keep the slave. However, the slave has now died and the debt is still to be paid. Ingram claims he has asked Chisolm to make good on his promise, but Chisolm has refused to do so. Ingram asks for the court's assistance and $450 damages.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, George Washington Chisolm, 3 August 1805; Sheriff's Return, 9 August 1805; Answer, George Washington Chisolm, ca. 1806; Jury Verdict and Court Ruling, 11 March 1806
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680502

Slaves:1
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: 305-307

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1996
Record Final Edited:11/30/2001
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2006 3:59:00 PM