Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681212 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Wilkes
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honerable the Inferior Court of Said County
Filing Date:circa 1812
Ending Date:1813-March-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Moss was the owner of a slave named Collin, deemed $600 in value. The defendant, Raphael Wheeler, owned a slave named Ben, whom he described as being twenty-six years of age, "a faithfull Negroe," a brick layor and a "Carpinter" who "could also make shoes" and be hired out for $250 a year. Wheeler convinced Moss "to Exchange Negroes with him." Moss discovered after the exchange that Ben was "addicted to running away" and that he did not possess the skills that Wheeler promised. According to Moss, Ben also turned out to be closer to forty than twenty-six. Moss states that he was unable to hire Ben out because he "was worth nothing." Thus, Moss claims fraud and sues for $600 in damages.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20682113, #20682207; Summons, Raphael Wheeler, 26 February 1812; Sheriff's Return, 28 February 1812; Answer, Raphael Wheeler, ca. 1812; Court Rulings, 22 July 181[2], 27 March 1813; List of Jurors, ca. 1813;
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681212

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

Citation Information

Repository: Wilkes County Courthouse, Washington, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Record of Suits 1817-1819
  • Page: 6-8

Processing Information

Record Created:2/12/1996
Record Final Edited:4/4/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/18/2006 3:13:00 PM