Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680702 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Superior Court of the County of Jefferson & State aforesaid
Filing Date:1807-August-11
Ending Date:1811-March

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nancy Pool sues Jonathan Matthews for slander, citing $5,000 in damages. She alleges that her good name and reputation have been compromised by Matthews when he stated that "'she has been deflowered & prostituted by a Negro fellow.'"
Result:nonsuit
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20680703; Summons, Jonathan Matthews, 11 August 1807; Sheriff's Return, 13 August 1807; Court Ruling, March Term 1811
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20680702

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, Writs 1806-1812
  • Page: 176-178

Processing Information

Record Created:1/22/1996
Record Final Edited:3/28/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2006 9:51:00 AM