Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681507 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Liberty
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of Liberty County
Filing Date:circa 1815
Ending Date:1818-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:On 1 August 1815, Charles W. Rogers paid Margaret Howell $200 for a slave named Aaron. Rogers states that Howell agreed to "refund the said amount of purchase money ... in case the said negro boy slave should die of the disease he was then sick of." Aaron did die, but Howell refuses to refund the money as promised. Rogers claims damages of $400, and asks that Howell answer his allegations at the next Superior Court session.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Margaret Howell, 21 September 1815; Sheriff's Return, 26 September 1815; Answer, Margaret Howell, ca. 1815; Arbitrators' Report, 7 May 1818; Court Ruling, 16 November 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681507

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

Citation Information

Repository: Liberty County Courthouse, Hinesville, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes 1804-1820
  • Page: 723-725

Processing Information

Record Created:2/2/1996
Record Final Edited:4/6/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/19/2006 5:55:00 PM