Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681009 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Laurens
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of the County of Laurens
Filing Date:circa 1810
Ending Date:circa 1810-April

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jethro Butler sues John Mooney for slander, claiming $2,000 in damages. Butler asserts that he "is a good honest, upright & faithful Citizen, and as such hath all his lifetime hitherto conducted and demeaned himself." Butler contends that, in spite of his stellar reputation, Mooney loudly called him "as damned a Rogue as any" in front of several people, and accused him of stealing "the negroes he has now in his possession, & brought from South Carolina when he came away." Mooney also accused Butler of stealing his son's horse. Butler asserts that this accusation has damaged his reputation and he asks for redress of his grievances.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, John Mooney, 26 February 1810; Sheriff's Return, 19 March 1810; Court Ruling, April Term 1810
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20681009

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

Citation Information

Repository: Laurens County Courthouse, Dublin, Georgia

  • Records of the County Court, Superior Court Petitions and Writs 1809-1839
  • Page: 3-4

Processing Information

Record Created:2/27/2002
Record Final Edited:3/29/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/13/2006 11:14:00 AM