Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20681109 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Wilkes
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable the Inferior Court of said County
Filing Date:circa 1811
Ending Date:1812-April-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Best contends that Thompson [Thomson] Coleman is indebted to him for $190, without interest. The two agreed that Best would work for Coleman as overseer for one year, and "work with his the said Thomsons' hands," in exchange for $150, plus $40 worth of corn, pork and wheat. Best fulfilled all his duties as overseer. Coleman, however, has not honored his part of the agreement, and Best sues for $300 in damages.
Result:granted; appealed; upheld
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Summons, Thompson [Thomson] Coleman, 23 January 1811; Sheriff's Return, 24 January 1811; Articles of Agreement, Thompson Coleman and Daniel Best, 4 December 1809; Jury Verdict, 30 March 1812; Appeal, ca. 1812; Court Ruling, 2 April 1812
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20681109

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

Citation Information

Repository: Wilkes County Courthouse, Washington, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Record of Suits 1808-1816
  • Page: 188-192

Processing Information

Record Created:2/2/1996
Record Final Edited:4/3/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/17/2006 10:01:00 AM