Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681404 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Emanuel
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of the County and State aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1814
Ending Date:circa 1814-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Milner Holladay sues Francis Pugh for slander and $5,000 in damages. Holladay claims that on 10 September 1813, Pugh uttered "false feigned Scandalous malicious and approbrious english words" accusing Holladay of "negro harboring." Further, Holladay charges that Pugh publicly suggested that if Holladay were elected to the state legislature, he would be denied a seat due to charges based on these allegations. Holladay complains that Pugh's allegations have not only ruined his good reputation in the community, and subjected him to the penalties for such crimes, but have hurt his business. He asks that Pugh appear at the next Superior Court to answer his allegations of slander.
Result:settled
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, Francis Pugh, 14 May 1814; Court Record, May Term 1814
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681404

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

Citation Information

Repository: Emanuel County Courthouse, Swainsboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes of the Superior Court 1812-1851
  • Page: 4-7db

Processing Information

Record Created:2/5/1996
Record Final Edited:4/5/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2006 11:49:00 AM