Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884630 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:East Baton Rouge
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana holding sessions of said court in and for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (, )
Filing Date:circa 1846-November
Ending Date:1850-May-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Robert Benton seeks an injunction against his partner, Amos Adams, and against James Bailey and Isaiah Robertson. Benton claims that he and Adams "mutually agreed to enter into a partnership for the purpose of planting for the term of five years." They agreed to cultivate the plantation owned by Amos Adams, and "as soon as convenient to convert it into a sugar plantation." As part of the agreement, Benton was to "have entire control of the plantation and slaves during the term aforesaid of five years." Benton took control of the plantation and slaves but Adams, Bailey, and Robertson later reclaimed control of the plantation in violation of the agreement. Benton prays for an injunction restraining Adams, Bailey, and Robertson from entering the plantation and attempting to assume control of the land and slaves [Pages missing].
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20884216, #20884503; Petition of Intervention, James McCalop, 11 November 1846; Affidavit, 10 November 1846; Order, 10 November 1846; Order, 11 May 1850
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20884630

Slaves:16
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: East Baton Rouge Parish, Clerk of Court Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Records of the Sixth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 56
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:2/26/2004
Record Last Updated on:7/20/2006 6:56:00 PM