Petition #20783822


Horatio Short purchased a slave named Nancy for $710 from John G. Thomas. He claims that Thomas "represented Said negroe girl to be Sound & healthy and of good mind all of which reprisentations he new to be untrue and was made ... for the purpose of cheating & defrauding your orator." Short says that Nancy is "unsound" and "almost an idiot," so she is worth $400 less than he paid. Thomas won judgment on the note Short executed for the slave, and Short asks that Thomas be restrained from collecting on $400 of the judgment plus that he be rewarded the costs of this suit.

Result: Granted.

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