Petition #20680913


Horatio Offutt alleges that George Carter deceived him on the sale of a slave. Carter sold Ben for $500, promising Offutt that the slave was "sound, healthy, & entirely clear of any sickness, disease or complaint whatsoever." Offutt claims, however, that Ben was "unhealthy, unsound & afflicted with a certain chronic disease called the dropsy, or some other fatal & incurable complaint," a fact that Carter hid from him with the intent of defrauding him. Ben is near death and useless to the plaintiff. Offutt sues Carter for $1,000 in damages.

Result: Granted.

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Repository: Oglethorpe County Courthouse, Lexington, Georgia