Petition #20681610


Edward Freeman alleges that William Hines has damaged him to "the sum of one thousand dollars." Freeman owned a slave named Simon, valued at $600, and Hines owned a slave named Kizia or Kiz. Hines claimed that Kizia "had been a sound and healthy wench," and they made a bargain whereby Hines gave Freeman $107 and Kizia in exchange for Simon. However, Kizia suffered from "a certain disease called spasms or convulsion fits which rendered said negro woman unsound and unable to perform any labour and thereby became an expense to your Petitioner and also continued to languish and Languishingly did live untill she died of the fits aforesaid." Freeman sues for $1,000 damages.

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: Emanuel County Courthouse, Swainsboro, Georgia