Petition #20781604


In March 1815 William Farquar purchased a slave, Patsey, from Adam Mills for $375. Mills asserted that Patsey was "sound, healthy and free from all bodily and mental disease and disability whatsoever." Farquar, however, claims that her character was violent and that she died of a venereal disease in early February 1816. Farquar asks that the sale be set aside and that Mills refund the purchase price with interest and pay him one hundred dollars for Patsey's medical expenses. Since Mills has left the state, Farquar asks that Edward Tyler Sr., a resident of Jefferson County who owes Mills $2,000, be ordered to repay Mills's debt to Farquar out of that sum.

Result: Dismissed.

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Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky