Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884857 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Orleans
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the 5th District Court of New Orleans (, )
Filing Date:1848-October-30
Ending Date:1854-June-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:James A. Lusk seeks compensation for the disappearance of his slave named Dennis. Lusk represents that, in late May or early June 1847, he hired out Dennis as a servant or cabin waiter to John C. Snow, captain of the steam boat J. M. White. Dennis continued serving Snow until the J. M. White was “laid up” for the season at St. Louis in the state of Missouri. Lusk now contends that Snow discharged Dennis in St. Louis, “without care or protection,” and Dennis disappeared, never to be found. Lusk therefore seeks compensation from Snow in the amount of $800, which represents the value of his slave, $18 per month for the slave’s wages from the 1st of June 1847 to the 1st of November 1848, and another $18 for each and every month that Snow refuses to pay.
Result:denied; called in warranty; call in warranty granted; call in warranty excepted; call in warranty appealed; call in warranty reversed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Judgment, 28 May 1852; Supplemental Petition and Call in Warranty, 20 February 1849; Peremptory Exception to Call in Warranty, Charles B. Church, ca. February 1849; Depositions, Eliazar Block, et al., 6-12 December 1849; Supreme Court Opinion and Decree, 12 June 1854
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20884857

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:5

Citation Information

Repository: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court, Suit Records
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1,611 or 2,780
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  • Microfilm: Reel #6, Louisiana Collection

Processing Information

Record Created:2/24/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2004
Record Last Updated on:8/2/2006 10:24:00 AM