Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20983107 Details

State:Maryland
Location:St. Mary's
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Judges of Saint Mary's County Court as a Court of Equity
Filing Date:1831-June-24
Ending Date:1831-June-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:In June 1831, Johns and Mahlon Hopkins obtained a writ of fieri facias against James and Stephen Keech. The sheriff of Saint Mary's County sent a deputy to seize their property. William Keech complains that the deputy seized a slave named Mary, whom William Keech claims as his "bona fide property." Keech asks for an injunction to stop the proceedings until his claim is settled. He also petitions the court to return the slave to him and to subpoena the Hopkinses to answer his charges.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #20983106, #20985970; Order, 24 June 1831; Bond, William Keech, Joseph F. Shaw, and W. B. Locke, 23 June 1831; Answer, Johns and Mahlon Hopkins, 11 November 1831
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20983107

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

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 63
  • Volume: 4239-27
  • Page: 5
  • Microfilm: M 11026

Processing Information

Record Created:6/12/2000
Record Final Edited:2/26/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/18/2006 7:15:00 AM