Petition #20681006


William Stark claims that he lost five slaves, Liley and her four children, Gilbert, Vina, Cela and Vine, who have a value of $1,800, collectively. They came into the possession of George Phillips, "by finding." Stark alleges that Phillips knew that these slaves belonged to him, but with intent to "deceive & defraud" him, Phillips has refused to deliver them. Stark estimates $3,000 in damages.

Result: Nonsuit.

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Repository: Oglethorpe County Courthouse, Lexington, Georgia