Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882236 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Pointe Coupee
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable Judge of the Fourth District Court of the state of Louisiana sitting in session Parish of Point Coupee (, )
Filing Date:1822-November-5
Ending Date:1823-April-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Mitchell presents to the court that he received from his father-in-law, Benjamin Jewell, three slaves as part of his future wife's dowry. He claims that one of the slaves named Jack was fraudulently assessed at $500 more than its real value by an unsuspecting appraiser prior to the finalization of the marriage contract. He explains that he has found out that Jack had been kept in "chains or irons" for several months prior to the time of the appraisement, but that Jewell had ordered the shackles removed for his appearance before the appraiser. The shackles were immediately replaced after the appraiser had conducted the valuation. Mitchell therefore seeks to recover the amount of money of which he was cheated by Jewell.
Result:denied; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20882223, #20882310, #20883006; Judgment, 30 November 1822; Court Record, 15 July 1823; Supreme Court Opinion and Decree, 1 April 1823
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20882236

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

Citation Information

Repository: Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, New Roads, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fourth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 544
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Processing Information

Record Created:11/30/1996
Record Final Edited:5/29/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/14/2005 5:02:00 PM