Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20282801 Details

State:Arkansas
Location:Crawford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Judges of the Superior Court of the Territory of Arkansas at their October Term 1828 Sitting as a Court of Chancery
Filing Date:1828-September-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Israel Dodge writes that in 1826 he purchased a slave girl named Darius for $400 from Mitchell Malone, acting overseer of Alexander Mitchell. He paid $109.50 up front and executed a note to Malone for the outstanding balance. Dodge claims that, since the purchase, he has discovered that the slave is diseased and unable to work. He "expressly charges that both Mitchell & Malone both well knew of the aforesaid defects in mind & body of said Negro at the time of the sale ... & at the time said false & fraudulent representations." Dodge therefore asks the court to declare the sale void and return his money.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Copy of Injunction, 15 September 1828
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20282801

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

Citation Information

Repository: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Arkansas Supreme Court, Records and Briefs
  • Document Number 413
  • Box: 7

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1998
Record Final Edited:5/27/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/4/2008 9:33:00 AM