Petition #20686034


George T. Talbert purchased a slave, Whitfield, from Stephen G. Pettus for $633.33, on 6 December 1859. At the time of the transaction, Pettus claimed that Whitfield was of "sound body and mind." Talbert claims that, in fact, Whitfield had several diseases "affecting the heart & kidneys and Bladder," and that he has since died. Talbert claims damages amounting to $1,000 and he asks the court to investigate this matter.

Result: Denied.

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Repository: Wilkes County Courthouse, Washington, Georgia