Petition #20684713


David Dumas, Thomas Morris, and Benjamin Cleveland sold two slaves, Emily and Charles, to Benjamin Gates for the sum of $1,200. They executed a title for the slaves in Gates's name and warranted the slaves. Gates avers that at the time of the sale, and unbeknownst to him, Emily was "sick and diseased & unsound." She died shortly after the sale. Gates contends that he spent $200 in medical expenses for Emily. He seeks $2,400 in damages.

Result: Partially granted.

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Repository: Troup County Archives, LaGrange, Georgia