Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20682003 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Greene
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Inferior Court of said County
Filing Date:1820-May
Ending Date:1820-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:William H. Clay presents that, in October 1819, he agreed to pay Bricey M. Owen $75 for superintending his plantation and slaves until the end of the year. Clay alleges that Bricey's deportment and behavior was such that it "became necessary for the preservation" of the slaves and "the proper exercise of humanity" to let him go. Although Owen agreed to go, he remained on the plantation assaulting, "beating and whipping the Slaves." Clay sues for $1,000 in damages.
Result:dismissed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Subpoena, Bricey M. Owen, 17 April 1820; Sheriff's Return, 17 April 1820; Court Records, May Term 1820, October Term 1820
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20682003

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

Citation Information

Repository: Greene County Courthouse, Greensboro, Georgia

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Records 1820-1823, in Records of the Superior Court

Processing Information

Record Created:2/19/1996
Record Final Edited:4/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/23/2006 5:45:00 PM