Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783612 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Geo M Bibb Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court (BIBB, George M.)
Filing Date:1836-June-14
Ending Date:1836-November-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Freeman [alias Nat] claims that he is a free man of color, a matter of record on file in Virginia and Cincinnati. He has been working on steamboats, but four weeks ago in New Orleans he was seized as a slave and claimed by Charles Anderson, "who is reputed to be a gambler." He further asserts that his attested copy of the Virginia record of his freedom was then "taken from him and torn in pieces before his eyes." Anderson sold him to James Long, who took him to Louisville, where he ran away. He was recaptured and is now in jail. He asks that the defendants be restrained from removing him until he can send to Virginia and get proof of his free status.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Answer, James Long, 17 June 1836; Deposition, Charles Anderson, 7 September 1836; Deposition, Robert Story, 14 June 1836; Decree, 8 November 1836
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20783612

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 416
  • Box: 2-8
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Processing Information

Record Created:6/13/1996
Record Final Edited:9/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/12/2006 4:42:00 PM