Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20682112 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Scriven
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Superior Court of the county & state aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1821
Ending Date:circa 1822-April

General Petition Information

Abstract:Luke H. Smith sues Alexander Douglass for slander and $2,000 in damages. He claims to have maintained a good reputation in his community and among his peers until August 1820, when Douglass, within the presence of others, alleged that the petitioner is "a damned negro." Because of these accusations, Smith contends, he "is very much prejudiced, hurt, & damnified in his good name, fame, credit & reputation." He sues for damages.
Result:nonsuit
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20682115; Subpoena, Alexander Douglass, 1 February 1821; Sheriff's Return, 17 March 1821; Answer, Alexander Douglass, April 1821; Court Record, April Term 1822; Order, ca. 1822
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20682112

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

Citation Information

Repository: Screven County Courthouse, Sylvania, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Minutes of the Superior Court 1816-1822
  • Page: 394-395

Processing Information

Record Created:2/26/1996
Record Final Edited:4/11/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/27/2006 8:28:00 PM