Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20782807 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon. the Judge of the Jefferson Circuit Court in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1828-December-1
Ending Date:1830-October-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fourteen years ago, George Mulholland, a man of color, was sold for a seventeen-year-term of service. Mulholland relates that he had several owners since then, and is presently owned by Pascolas Lebar in Louisiana, who holds him as a slave for life. Mulholland, the petitioner, is currently in Jefferson County, where there is evidence for his emancipation, but explains that John Colmesnil is attempting to return him to Lebar. If Colmesnil is successful, it will "utterly destroy every hope and expectation of his future emancipation." Mulholland asks the court to restrain the defendants from removing him and to compel Lebar to give security that he will be emancipated when his term is expired.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20781711; Oath, Patrick A. Pope, 1 December 1828; Order, 1 December 1828
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20782807

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:5

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 1513
  • Box: 1-20

Processing Information

Record Created:11/14/1995
Record Final Edited:7/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/13/2006 12:01:00 PM