Petition #21583502


Harriett Cole claims that she began an earlier "action by sequestration" against Neoma Mackey in an attempt to recover a group of slaves in Mackey's possession that rightfully belonged to her. She explains that due to the "troubled state of the country the Suit has been procrastinated long beyound the time of common Suits of sequestration." Cole requests an immediate "full and entire Settlement of said suit." In her answer, Mackey contends that her husband Charles purchased the slaves in 1826 from Cole's husband Mason, who was "largely indebted" to Charles. She explains that Harriett Cole made "no claims" upon the slaves until 1832 when she began her court action based on a "fraudulent" deed of trust.

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Repository: East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas