Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784602 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Judge of the Louisville Chancery Court
Filing Date:1846-February-6
Ending Date:1847-January-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1836, Reverend John Littlejohn stipulated in his will that his slave Mary should be freed in March 1845, when she reached the age of twenty-five. However she was sold by Littlejohn's grandson-in-law, William Hughes, to George Miller. Miller claims her as his slave and wants to remove her from Kentucky. The deed of manumission was disregarded by Miller and he took Mary "with the intention of selling and disposing of her beyond the limits of this Commonwealth." Mary sues Miller for "the reasonable value of her services while kept by him as his slave" and asks the court to "decree that she is free."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20784601, #20784603; Answer, George Miller, 22 June 1846; Decree, 22 January 1847
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20784602

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 4994
  • Box: 2-86

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1995
Record Final Edited:10/26/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/15/2006 4:01:00 PM