Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783116 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Judge of the Jefferson Circuit Court in chancery sitting
Filing Date:1831-November-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Oldham claims that he hired out his slave Morton Blackburn to the firm of Wints & Rheinhard. The slave was "taken without the consent of Compt. or said Wirts & Reinhard on board the steam boat Versailes" and carried to Cincinnati. From there he escaped to Canada. Oldham asks the court to order the master and owners of the Versailes to compensate him for the value of the slave plus expenses in trying to recover him and that the steamboat be restrained from leaving the jurisdiction of the court until the case is settled.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, 3 November 1831
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20783116

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:8
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 2222
  • Box: 2-39

Processing Information

Record Created:11/22/1995
Record Final Edited:8/25/2000
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2006 5:15:00 PM