Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783903 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable George M Bibb Chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court (BIBB, George M.)
Filing Date:1839-February-13
Ending Date:1839-December-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioner states that she hired her slave Ben to the owners of the steamboat Mediator for the year 1838 "to be used as a hand or fireman in running said Boat, to be treated with humanity, care and attention & at the end of the year to return said negro to your Oratrix." She claims they "gave him large quantities of intoxicating liquors" and "caused the violent and sudden death of said negro Ben by wilfully causing and permitting a hogshead of tobacco to be rolled over his body." She asks the court to "seize and attach so much of said Boat" as will pay for her losses.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20782103; Order, 13 February 1839; Deposition, Euclid Williamson, 15 June 1839; Opinion and Decree, 20 December 1839
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 20783903

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
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  • Document Number 1592
  • Box: 2-31
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/1/1996
Record Final Edited:10/13/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/25/2006 10:51:00 AM