Petition #20184814


In 1844, indebted to the firm of Woodberry & Turner for $749, John Slater signed a promissory note, using two of his slaves--Riley, age forty, and Sam, age thirty-five--as collateral. In 1848, Slater died intestate, and Woodberry and Turner sue the administrator of his estate, Joseph C. Calhoun, for refusing to pay the balance due on the note. They ask that the slaves be sold "under the direction of this court."

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama