Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883410 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the fifth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana holding Court in and for the Parish of Saint Landry (, )
Filing Date:1834-May-12
Ending Date:1835-June-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Patterson, the wife of Robert Rogers, seeks compensation for the hire of a slave to George Jackson. Patterson contends that Jackson “owes and justly detains” the sum of $230.12. Elizabeth Patterson Rogers claims that, at Jackson's "special instance and request,” she hired out to him a female slave named Becky, as a wet nurse, from 15 August 1827 to 26 November 1828. Jackson undertook and promised to pay “what ever the services of said slave were reasonably worth,” which Mrs. Rogers claims amounted to $15 per month. The latter complains that the sum “has long been due and often demanded” but that Jackson “has hitherto refused and still refuses and neglects the same to pay or any part thereof.” Therefore, she prays that Jackson be condemned to pay the aforesaid sum of $230.12. Jackson's related answer reveals that Becky actually belonged to a T. H. Thompson. It also reveals that Jackson had hired out two slaves to Mrs. Rogers during the same period that Becky had been hired out to him.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Answer, George Jackson, 31 May 1834; Service Receipt, 15 May 1834; Judgment, 2 June 1835
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20883410

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 2,093
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Processing Information

Record Created:11/30/1996
Record Final Edited:12/5/2003
Record Last Updated on:5/8/2006 1:37:00 PM