Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681804 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Superior Court in & for said County
Filing Date:1818-October-22
Ending Date:circa 1818

General Petition Information

Abstract:Reubin Christian sues Reufus Christian for slander. The petitioner claims that he is "a good true faithful upright honest Citizen from the time of his nativity hitherto hath conducted & behaved himself & hath continued & lived free & innocent of the crime of harbouring consealing or in any wise maintained any runaway negro slave or slaves belonging to any person whomsoever or any other such infamous crime or vice." Reufus Christian, however, has accused Reubin Christian of harbouring a runaway named Leah. Reubin Christian sues for $5,000 in damages.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, Reufus Christian, 25 September 1818; Sheriff's Return, 27 September 1818; Receipt, ca. 1818
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20681804

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Elbert County Courthouse, Elberton, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1818
  • Page: 100-101

Processing Information

Record Created:2/12/1996
Record Final Edited:4/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/17/2006 1:19:00 PM