Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783701 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon Geo M Bibb Chancellor sitting in the Louisville chancery court (BIBB, George M.)
Filing Date:1837-March-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ambrose Mann sues a steamboat company for $1,500, the amount he lost when his mulatto slave Lemuel escaped to Canada. Mann had hired Lemuel out to work aboard the steamboat Paul Jones. Mann claims that Lemuel had been a "faithful & excellent & capable servant until he was seduced by the hope of freedom."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Deposition, Stephen Haskill, 24 September 1839; Bond, Subpoena and Order, 17 May 1837
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20783701

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:4
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 765
  • Box: 2-14

Processing Information

Record Created:6/18/1996
Record Final Edited:9/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/17/2006 11:19:00 AM