Petition #20584105


Canada Rouse asks the court to compel David Graham to pay a debt incurred by his purchase of stock in the Union Bank of Florida, for which Rouse is the security. If Graham is unable to settle the debt, Rouse asks that the Graham’s slaves, property and stock be sold and the proceeds applied to the debt for the stock. In the aftermath of a failed attempt to smuggle the slaves to another state, Graham agreed to sell the slaves and Rouse dropped action against him. Now Graham refuses to sell and the bank is threatening Rouse with legal action. Rouse seeks an injunction to prevent Graham from fleeing or from selling the slaves illegally.

Result: Partially granted.

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Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida