Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20884750 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Madison
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the Tenth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana holding sessions in and for the Parish of Madison (, )
Filing Date:1847-January-6
Ending Date:1849-February-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Cox seeks the court’s assistance in collecting $307 owed him by John Myers, a temporary resident of the parish. Cox represents that Myers owes him money for the rent of eighty-one acres of land, the construction of "two negro cabins" on the land, the use of his cattle to feed his family and the use of a horse to cultivate his crop. Cox claims that he has demanded payment from Myers, but has been refused. He therefore seeks an order of the court directing Meyers to pay the debt. Furthermore, he seeks a writ of “provisional” seizure of Meyers’s property and, in due course of law, an order for the sale of the property.
Result:denied; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Records, 6 January 1847-19 April 1848, including: Testimonies, Joseph Mitchell, et al., 19 April 1848; and Judgment, 19 April 1848; Supreme Court Opinion and Decree, 26 February 1849
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20884750

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

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/14/1999
Record Final Edited:1/8/2004
Record Last Updated on:7/24/2006 10:14:00 AM