Petition #20183705


In a prior petition, William Minter charged that George Bowie, former guardian of Sarah R. and George J. Bowie, retained slaves belonging to the wards and refused to return them or pay for their hire. Minter, the present guardian, now states that the bond with which Bowie secured his guardianship was destroyed when the Monroe County Courthouse was consumed by fire in 1833. The petitioner asserts that Bowie, who still retains the slaves, "might easely remove said property from the jurisdiction" of the court. He seeks an order directing Bowie to secure the slaves with a sufficient bond while the court renders its decision.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Dallas County Courthouse Annex, Selma, Alabama