Petition #20482211


Amelia Sewell and family seek a subpoena and an injunction against Lewis Booth who "wrongfully obtained possession of" a thirteen- or fourteen-year-old mulatto slave girl, Maria O'Neall. Booth promptly sold her to John Alford, reputed to be "one of the regular Traders . . . who was making arrangements to convey her away to the South." The Sewells were issued a writ of replevin and paid $600 security to prosecute the matter. Maria is now back with the Sewells, and they seek an injunction to bar the defendants from receiving a writ of replevin against them and to protect their possession of Maria until the court rules on their case.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.