Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20685013 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Bryan
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Judge of the Superior Court of Bryan County
Filing Date:circa 1850

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Cody states that his good reputation has been ruined by the slander of John Baily, who has accused Cody of buying "rice from a slave without written permission from the owner overseer or employer of such slave." According to Cody, Baily's words imply that the petitioner is "a dishonest trader & guilty of buying & keeping stolen goods knowing them to be stolen." Cody seeks $5,000 in damages.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Subpoena, John Baily, 11 December 1850; Sheriff's Return, 17 March 1851
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20685013

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

Citation Information

Repository: Bryan County Courthouse, Pembroke, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Writs 1844-1855
  • Page: 343-346

Processing Information

Record Created:8/12/1996
Record Final Edited:5/30/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/20/2007 3:14:00 PM