Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680706 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court
Filing Date:circa 1807
Ending Date:1811-March-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Huling bargained his female slave named Mary for Wingfield Shropshire's female slave named Chloe. Huling claims that Chloe was sold to him as being thirty-two years of age and sound of mind and body. He alleges, however, that Shropshire is guilty of trying to deceive him, as he knew full well at the time of the sale that Chloe was in fact "unsound in her intellect" and weak in her body. Chloe turned out to be "of no value" to Huling, who contends he has incurred $550 in damages. He sues Shropshire for this amount.
Result:denied; appealed; overturned
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Wingfield Shropshire, 14 July 1806; Sheriff's Return, 9 August 1806; Answer, Wingfield Shropshire, ca. 1806; Court Records, March Term 1807, September Term 1807, March Term 1808, September Term 1808, March Term 1809, September Term 1809; Jury Verdict, September 1809; Appeal and Appeal Bond, James Huling, 5 September 1809; Court Records, September Term 1810, March Term 1811; Jury Verdict, March Term 1811; Court Ruling, 8 March 1811
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20680706

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

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Proceedings 1809-1810
  • Page: 514-17

Processing Information

Record Created:1/23/1996
Record Final Edited:3/28/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/11/2006 10:53:00 AM