Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681610 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Superior Court for the County and State aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1816
Ending Date:1818-November-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edward Freeman alleges that William Hines has damaged him to "the sum of one thousand dollars." Freeman owned a slave named Simon, valued at $600, and Hines owned a slave named Kizia or Kiz. Hines claimed that Kizia "had been a sound and healthy wench," and they made a bargain whereby Hines gave Freeman $107 and Kizia in exchange for Simon. However, Kizia suffered from "a certain disease called spasms or convulsion fits which rendered said negro woman unsound and unable to perform any labour and thereby became an expense to your Petitioner and also continued to languish and Languishingly did live untill she died of the fits aforesaid." Freeman sues for $1,000 damages.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Subpoena, William Hines, 15 May 1816; Answer, William Hines, December Term 1816; Dismissal, 2 November 1818
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20681610

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Emanuel County Courthouse, Swainsboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes of the Superior Court 1812-1851
  • Page: 40-43

Processing Information

Record Created:2/13/1996
Record Final Edited:4/18/2000
Record Last Updated on:2/28/2006 8:41:00 AM