Petition #20482202


William Henry, an Alabama businessman visiting the District of Columbia, accuses Richard Jones of misrepresenting the quality and location of a parcel of land in Kentucky that Henry purchased from Jones. In addition, he charges that Jones defrauded him in the purchase of a slave boy Edward. Henry purchased Edward from Jones for $450, and on their journey to Alabama, the slave absconded. Henry asserts that Jones recovered Edward and "fraudulently concealed said boy till his note fell due that he might attach said boy & sell him in the absence of your orator." Henry asks the court for a monetary refund for the land purchase as well as the purchase of Edward.

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Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.