Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20781602 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Jefferson Circuit Court in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1816-June-11
Ending Date:1818-February-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Horner asserts that he and the defendants, Samuel Luckett and William B. Gill, entered into a partnership on 1 December 1814 "for the purpose of farming milling distilling &c." This partnership hired three slaves for a sum of $300 from William Merriwether "to be employed in the business of the firm." In January 1815 the partnership was dissolved, and Gill and Luckett "expressly released and discharged" Horner from any obligations of the partnership. Subsequently, Merriwether brought suit against the partnership and won, and Horner was forced to sell his slave Jarrott for $346.71 to pay the sheriff of Jefferson County. Horner asks that Gill and Luckett answer his allegations in detail and that they be compelled to reimburse him the money he has paid for the hire of the slaves.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:PAR #20781003; Copy of Agreement, Samuel Horner, Samuel Luckett, and William Gill, 1 December 1814; Decree, 17 February 1818
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20781602

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 476
  • Box: 1-7

Processing Information

Record Created:10/10/1995
Record Final Edited:7/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/14/2006 3:31:00 PM