Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884924 Details

Location:Pointe Coupee
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the District Court of the 9th Judicial District in and for the parish of Pointe Coupee (, )
Filing Date:1849-August-23
Ending Date:1849-August-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Richard J. Watkins represents that Thomas Kircher, of the state of Illinois, has obtained a writ of seizure and sale of his two slaves, Willis and Jane, in a judgment obtained against him. Watkins admits that he mortgaged his slaves to Kircher as security for a promissory note in the purchase of a tract of land. He contends, however, that Kircher had agreed to furnish him with a wood yard on the banks of the Mississippi, as part of the land deal, but has so far failed to do so, "although frequently requested so to do." In fact, according to Watkins, Kircher has "peremptorily refused to comply with the part of his agreement." Without the wood yard, Watkins asserts, the land is "almost useless," thus inferring a breach of contract. Watkins therefore seeks an injunction to prevent Kircher and the sheriff from selling the slaves.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Order, 21 August 1849
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20884924

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, New Roads, Louisiana

  • Records of the Ninth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 459
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/7/1997
Record Final Edited:9/18/2003
Record Last Updated on:8/3/2006 6:21:00 PM