Petition #20681804


Reubin Christian sues Reufus Christian for slander. The petitioner claims that he is "a good true faithful upright honest Citizen from the time of his nativity hitherto hath conducted & behaved himself & hath continued & lived free & innocent of the crime of harbouring consealing or in any wise maintained any runaway negro slave or slaves belonging to any person whomsoever or any other such infamous crime or vice." Reufus Christian, however, has accused Reubin Christian of harbouring a runaway named Leah. Reubin Christian sues for $5,000 in damages.

Result: Settled.

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Repository: Elbert County Courthouse, Elberton, Georgia