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Sprigg v. Negro Mary 3 H. & J. 491, Court of Appeals of Maryland (December 01, 1814) 1814 Where the mother of a petitioner for freedom was born in this state the slave of T S, and was held by him in slavery until 1804, when he suffered her to be carried to the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia. by C H, where she continued employed by, and residing with C H, for two years, when she was sent back to this state to T S. The... Most Relevant Cases  
Sprigg v. Negro Presly 3 H. & J. 493, Court of Appeals of Maryland (December 01, 1814) 1814 A petitioner for freedom being the slave of T S of this state, was, when about three years of age, carried with the permission of T S to the county of Washington, in the district of Columbia. by C H in 1804. where he continued employed by. and residing with C H, for two years. when he was sent back to this state to T S, with whom he continued to... Most Relevant Cases  
St. Maxent's Syndic v. Sigur 3 Mart.(o.s.) 371, Supreme Court of Louisiana (June 01, 1814) 1814 The defendant, in 1789, purchased from St. Maxent, by two separate deeds, a plantation near New Orleans, for $72,000, and five negroes, for $6,000; the sums payable at different periods. He paid the sum of $41,985 75, without any declaration of his intention as to the debt on which he wished an imputation to be made. After the decease of St.... Most Relevant Cases  
Stapp v. Toler 3 Bibb 450, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (October 13, 1814) 1814 THIS was an action of detinue for a negro slave named Matt. It appeared on the trial of the cause, that the slave in question was the property of William Johnston, when a citizen of Virginia; that by virtue of a fieri facias against Johnston, the said slave was seized and sold at public auction, and the sheriff being the highest bidder became the... Most Relevant Cases  
Tucker v. Stevens' Ex'rs 4 Des. 532, Court of Appeals of Equity of South Carolina (June 01, 1814) 1814 A deed of gift of certain slaves was made by a brother to his sister, E. D. and her heirs lawfully begotten; but she stipulated by signing the deed, that she would not claim any right to said slaves or their increase, longer than her own life: and that at her death the said slaves and their increase should return to the donor and his heirs, unless... Most Relevant Cases  
U S v. Peter 2 Cranch C.C. 98, Circuit Court, District of Columbia (April 01, 1814) 1814 Mr. Jones, for the United States, admitted that under the Virginia law of November 13, 1792, p. 103, § 8, the prisoner [the negro Peter], who was indicted for larceny under the act of congress of April 30, 1790, § 16 (1 Stat. 116), was entitled to a peremptory challenge of twenty jurors. Most Relevant Cases  
Vernot v. Yocum 3 Mart.(o.s.) 406, Supreme Court of Louisiana (August 01, 1814) 1814 This action was brought in the court below, by the appellee, to recover from the appellant a negro mentioned in the proceedings, and appears by the petition to be founded on a bill of sale, made by Yocum to Vernot. The instrument of sale, as it appears by the record, is an act under private signature, without any subscribing witness, but seems to... Most Relevant Cases  
Violette v. Ball 2 Cranch C.C. 102, Circuit Court, District of Columbia (June 01, 1814) 1814 Petition for freedom [by the negro Violette against Henry W. Ball]. Most Relevant Cases  
Wamburzee v. Kennedy 4 Des. 474, Court of Appeals of Equity of South Carolina (February 01, 1814) 1814 A suit will be sustained in this court, for the recovery of slaves, and their encrease, and for an account of their hire and labor, by persons who have been long ignorant of their rights, and who could not readily or certainly identify the slaves and their issue, but by a discovery in this court. The relief is more complete here. A third person... Most Relevant Cases  
Williams v. Holcombe 4 N.C. 33, Supreme Court of North Carolina (January 01, 1814) 1814 The declaration in this case contains two counts, one to recover the value of the slave, the other to recover the hire. As to the first, the Jury found that the time of hiring was not expired, when the accident befel the slave, and that the accident was not owing to the negligence of the defendant. As to the other count, the Jury found for the... Most Relevant Cases  
Williams v. Utterback 3 Bibb 437, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (October 10, 1814) 1814 THIS was a suit in chancery, brought by the appellee against the appellant, for the purpose of obtaining the cancelment of a bill of sale of a slave. The bill alleges that the appellee held a life estate in the slave only, being allotted to her as a part of her dower in her former husband's estate; that the appellant engaged to marry her, the... Most Relevant Cases  
Wood v. Stephen Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (January 01, 1814) 1814 Negro Stephen, who was plaintiff below, in a writ de homine replegiando, claimed his freedom under the last will and testament of Richard Williams, formerly of the state of Maryland, deceased, dated the 2d April 1768. In avoidance of this, the defendant, Henry Wood, gave in evidence an act of assembly of Maryland, made in the year 1752, ch. 1,... Most Relevant Cases  
Alderson v. Bigger's Adm'r 4 Munf. 528, Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (November 30, 1815) 1815 1. In detinue for slaves, if the judgment of the Superior Court, reversing that of the County Court, (which was in the plaintiff's favour,) be reversed by the Court of Appeals, and that of the County court affirmed; no action lies to recover the profits of the slaves, accruing between the date of the judgment of the county court, and that of its... Most Relevant Cases  
Bacon v. Brown 4 Bibb 91, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (June 05, 1815) 1815 BROWN purchased from Bacon a negro man, and some time after he paid the purchase money, the negro died. Brown then brought suit against Bacon, alleging a warranty of soundness, and upon a trial on the general issue, a verdict and judgment were obtained by Brown. Bacon being dissatisfied with that judgment, brought the cause to this Court; and... Most Relevant Cases  
Bayon v. Mollere 4 Mart.(o.s.) 66, Supreme Court of Louisiana (December 01, 1815) 1815 APPEAL FROM THE SECOND DISTRICT. The petition stated, that the defendants forcibly took, from the house of the plaintiff, a negro woman slave and her four children; that, in consequence of the violence and ill-treatment of the defendants, the woman died, and the plaintiff has sustained great damage. The defendants, pleaded the general issue. At the... Most Relevant Cases  
Bayon v. Prevot 4 Mart.(o.s.) 58, Supreme Court of Louisiana (December 01, 1815) 1815 APPEAL FROM THE SECOND DISTRICT. The petition stated, that the plaintiff was owner of a mulatto slave, who ran away, and was arrested and confined in the jail of the city of New Orleans; that the defendant, a neighbor of the plaintiff, being occasionally in that city, took upon himself, of his own authority, and upon his own responsibility, to take... Most Relevant Cases  
Beeler v. Pope 4 Bibb 26, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (April 18, 1815) 1815 CHARLES BEELER and Charles Jones having leased of Pope his salt works, executed their deed of covenant to pay the rent therefor; but failing to pay, Pope issued his distress warrant, and caused sales to be made of their property, and became himself the purchaser of several negroes, etc. Previous, however, to the sales and purchase, Charles Beeler... Most Relevant Cases  
Boone v. Shackleford 4 Bibb 67, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (May 27, 1815) 1815 THIS was an action upon a covenant to pay a negro boy, above the age of 10, and under 15, clear of any impediment, on or before the 20th of May next ensuing the date of the covenant. Among other pleas filed by the defendant, were the following, viz: 1. That on the 20th of May next ensuing the date of the covenant, he was at his place of residence... Most Relevant Cases  
Bourcier v. Lanusse 3 Mart.(o.s.) 581, Supreme Court of Louisiana (May 01, 1815) 1815 The appellant, jointly with her husband, Casimir Bourcier, sold to Paul Lanusse, one of the appellees, some real estate and some slaves, which, with the exception of one slave, were the property of the community. Against this sale she prays to be relieved, alleging that the instrument of sale was made without the solemnities required by law, and... Most Relevant Cases  
Brognier v. Forstall 3 Mart.(o.s.) 577, Supreme Court of Louisiana (May 01, 1815) 1815 In this case Celeste Delavillebeuve, the appellee, bound herself, jointly with her husband, Edward Forstall, to the payment of a debt, to secure which, they mortgaged to the plaintiff and appellant certain slaves. On that mortgage, the appellant sued. and obtained an order of seizure and sale. But the appellee resists his claim, on two grounds:... Most Relevant Cases  
Bujac v. Mayhew 3 Mart.(o.s.) 613, Supreme Court of Louisiana (June 01, 1815) 1815 The appellees, who were plaintiffs in the court below, commenced suit to recover a negro woman mentioned in their petition, claiming title under a public act of sale from A. Dufour, executed before a notary, in the parish of Baton Rouge, in the manner prescribed by law; stating, that she is in the possession of Mayhew, the appellant, and that he... Most Relevant Cases  
Bush v. Craig 4 Bibb 168, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (October 03, 1815) 1815 CRAIG brought a suit at law against Bush, for trover and conversion of a negro woman; and Bush failing to plead to the action, Craig obtained judgment by nihil dicit; and upon the execution of a writ of inquiry, recovered a judgment of $500, damages and costs. Bush, to be relieved against this judgment, and obtain a new trial in the action at law,... Most Relevant Cases  
Carrel v. Early 4 Bibb 270, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (December 07, 1815) 1815 THIS was an action of detinue for a slave. Issue was joined upon the plea of non detinet. In the progress of the trial sundry exceptions were taken by the defendant, and a verdict and judgment being given against him, he has appealed to this Court. The points made by the assignment of error grow out of the exceptions taken to the opinions of the... Most Relevant Cases  
Chilton v. Jones 4 H. & J. 62, Court of Appeals of Maryland (December 01, 1815) 1815 In an action on the case on a warranty by C, that certain slaves sold to J, were sound and healthy, knowing them to be unsound, &c. the evidence was, that when the slaves were about to be delivered, the agent of J said to C, do you deliver those slaves as sound? He answered, I know nothing of them; I refer you to D; I got them from him; I did not... Most Relevant Cases  
Clarke v. Bartlett 4 Bibb 201, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (October 10, 1815) 1815 A clerk in his office cannot lawfully receive the acknowledgment of an instrument of writing to manumit a slave. If the subscribing witnesses be out of the state, proof of their hand writing is sufficient to admit it to record. The testimony of persons other than the subscribing witnesses, cannot be received as to the execution until the absence of... Most Relevant Cases  
Cockran v. Bowles 4 Bibb 233, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (November 06, 1815) 1815 An action lies upon a promise to execute a bill of sale for a slave with clause of warranty against the effects of the appearance of a cancer, and a refusal to execute the bill of sale. But the declaration only laying the promise, and the breach, without any allegation as to the effect of said disease, evidence to enhance the damages by reason of... Most Relevant Cases  
Concklin v. Havens 12 Johns. 314, Supreme Court of New York (January 01, 1815) 1815 Where A., by his last will, manumitted his slave Maria, and gave to Maria her daughter Cloe, during her natural life, it was held that, whether the words during her natural life applied to Maria or Cloe, and, whether the children of Cloe, born during the time that Maria was entitled to her services, became free, on the death of Maria, or not, they... Most Relevant Cases  
Cook v. Husted 12 Johns. 188, Supreme Court of New York (January 01, 1815) 1815 Where a mother promised to give to her son, the child, not then born, of a slave, and after the birth of the child, it continued with and was under the control of the mother, but was called in the family the slave of the son, this was held not to be a valid gift, there being no delivery of possession. Where one person employs the slave of another,... Most Relevant Cases  
Craig v. Todd 2 Tread. 757, Constitutional Court of Appeals of South Carolina (November 01, 1815) 1815 The plaintiff had, in a former action of trover, recovered the negro woman, who was the mother of the child, the subject of the present action. This child was born after the action for the mother was commenced; therefore, could not be embraced in the first action; and the only ground upon which the defendant seemed to contend against the new trial,... Most Relevant Cases  
Cresse v. Marigny 4 Mart.(o.s.) 50, Supreme Court of Louisiana (December 01, 1815) 1815 APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF THE FIRST DISTRICT. The petition stated, that the plaintiffs are the owners of a slave, whom they inherited from their grandmother, and who was unlawfully detained by the defendant. The answer denied all the facts, and averred that the defendant purchased the slave at a public auction, from the proper officer. There was a... Most Relevant Cases  
Crozier v. Bryant 4 Bibb 174, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (October 04, 1815) 1815 An action brought by husband and wife to recover slaves claimed in right of the wife against a person having adverse possession previous to the marriage, is on the death of the wife properly revived in the name of her administrator--the property never having been reduced into possession by the husband during the coverture. The natural right which a... Most Relevant Cases  
Dale v. Harrison 4 Bibb 65, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (May 27, 1815) 1815 A bill of sale may be av??ided at law on account of fraud in obtaining it. A bill of sale fraudulent as against creditors, is nevertheless binding between the parties. If a bill of sale for slaves contain a stipulation to deliver possession at a future day, this does not avoid it. THIS was an action of detinue for three slaves; a verdict was found... Most Relevant Cases  
Dark v. Marsh 4 N.C. 228, Supreme Court of North Carolina (July 01, 1815) 1815 Under the act of 1791, (1 Rev. Stat. ch. 34, sec. 73,) which gives a penalty for harboring and maintaining runaway slaves, harboring means a fraudulent concealment, and the maintaining must also be secret and fraudulent. Where slaves ran away from the plaintiff and were found in the possession of the defendant, who openly maintained them and gave... Most Relevant Cases  
Davis v. Sandford Litt.Sel.Cas. 206, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (June 07, 1815) 1815 FROM THE BOONE CIRCUIT COURT. This is a bill, with injunction, filed by the appellants against the appellee, to restrain him from proceeding upon a judgment he had obtained at law, for a part of the price of a negro woman sold by him to the appellant, Davis. The bill alleges that the appellee sold her as a slave, and executed a deed of bargain and... Most Relevant Cases  
Duvall v. Medtart 4 H. & J. 14, Court of Appeals of Maryland (December 01, 1815) 1815 A sale of an unsound slave, known to be so by the seller, and concealed from the purchaser, held fraudulent, and the purchase money recovered back. Declarations, explaining the object of writing a letter, admitted to be given in evidence, tho' offered by the party making them, and by whom the letter was written. APPEAL from Frederick County Court.... Most Relevant Cases  
Ellis v. Shell 4 Des. 611, Court of Appeals of Equity of South Carolina (June 01, 1815) 1815 A bequest of a woman slave, to testator's wife for life, and after her death to his daughter Jane, gives a vested interest in the slave to Jane. And the issue of the slave born before the determination of the life estate, goes to remainderman, at the expiration of the life estate. Most Relevant Cases  
Fulton v. Lewis 3 H. & J. 564, Court of Appeals of Maryland (May 01, 1815) 1815 J L, a married man, a native of St. Domingo, flying from the dangers which existed there, removed into this state in 1793, bringing with him three negroes, whom he had be fore and then owned as slaves. In 1794 he sold one of them as a slave, to W C, who sold him to R F, J L continued to reside in this state until 1796, when he returned to the West... Most Relevant Cases  
Garland v. Enos 4 Munf. 504, Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia (November 23, 1815) 1815 The court is of opinion, that the decree in this case is erroneous, in not having dismissed the bill of the appellees, as well as to the appellant, as to the defendant Shackelford, therein named; it appearing, from the evidence in the cause, that the title to the slaves demanded by the bill was vested in the appellant, by an adversary possession of... Most Relevant Cases The case or administrative decision has some negative history, but has not been reversed or overruled.
Graves v. Hughes 4 Bibb 84, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (June 02, 1815) 1815 HENRY PALMER mortgaged to Hughes two negro girls, Fanny and Easter, and subsequent thereto sold Fanny to Philip Walker, and Easter to John Graves. Hughes, to foreclose Palmer's equity of redemption in the mortgaged property, and subject the negroes to the payment of his demand, exhibited his bill in equity, making Palmer, Walker, and Graves all... Most Relevant Cases  
Haney v. Waddle 3 H. & J. 557, Court of Appeals of Maryland (May 01, 1815) 1815 A minor oun do no act to affect his rights, nor can his rights be affected by an act of his guardian The guardian of a minor importing into this state, contrary to law, a slave beionging to the minor, will not entitle such slave to treedom; nor will the assent of the minor, during his minority, give such title APPEAL from Baltimore County Court.... Most Relevant Cases  
Helm v. Logan's Heirs 4 Bibb 78, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (May 31, 1815) 1815 A purchaser under execution, is not affected by his notice of a mortgage which was not recorded and therefore void as to creditors. An alleged agreement between H and L, who were contending for slaves seized as the property of B; that L should have the benefit of a mortgage on the slaves held by H, and pay him his demand in lands, is within the... Most Relevant Cases  
Honore v. Dougherty 4 Bibb 280, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (December 07, 1815) 1815 THIS was a suit in chancery with injunction to stay proceedings on a judgment at law recovered by the appellant as the assignee of one Fisk, against Dougherty and Worden Pope as his security, on a note which had been given for the payment of 75 bushels of salt. This note was executed in consideration of a negro woman purchased by Dougherty of Fisk,... Most Relevant Cases  
Ingraham v. South Carolina Ins. Co. 2 Tread. 707, Constitutional Court of Appeals of South Carolina (January 01, 1815) 1815 This was an action on a policy of insurance on the ship Independence, commanded by Captain Churchill, at and from the coast of Africa, for the term of four months, beginning the 18th day of April, and ending the 18th day of August. The policy bore date on the 18th of April, the ship was blown up, in an insurrection of 240 slaves on board, in Leango... Most Relevant Cases  
Johnson v. Butler 4 Bibb 97, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (June 07, 1815) 1815 THIS was an action of covenant for the payment of $496, in money or negroes, on a day therein specified. The defendant plead, in substance, that at his usual place of residence, on the day in the covenant mentioned, at the uttermost convenient part of the day, to-wit: about the setting of the sun, he caused to be valued by two disinterested and... Most Relevant Cases  
Johnston v. Hamblet 4 N.C. 193, Supreme Court of North Carolina (January 01, 1815) 1815 Where the wife on the day of her marriage but before its solemnization, conveys slaves to her mother, the husband cannot, after the marriage, recover them back in right of his wife, although the conveyance was made without his knowledge or consent. Detinue for several slaves which the plaintiff Elizabeth owned and possessed before her intermarriage... Most Relevant Cases  
Keene v. Macey 4 Bibb 35, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (April 17, 1815) 1815 If a father de livers slaves to his son-in-law upon marriage, without avowing for what purpose; whether it was a gift or a loan, is a question of fact to be determined by the jury. And such a delivery and possession for five years and upward cannot justify the Court to instruct the jury that the law presumes it was intended as a gift, unless there... Most Relevant Cases  
Kendrick v. Arnold 4 Bibb 235, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (November 06, 1815) 1815 A Court of Equity will not interfere to prevent a sale of slaves under execution on the ground that they are the property of the complainant, and not the property of the defendant in the execution, unless some circumstances show that the remedy at law, in trespass or detinue, would prove inadeqnate. THIS was a bill filed by the defendants in error... Most Relevant Cases  
Marchand v. Peggy Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (January 01, 1815) 1815 Negro Peggy, the plaintiff in this suit, was, on the 23d September 1780, held as a slave by John Decampand Nehemiah Stokely, of Westmoreland county, and had been so held for some time before. By the act of 1st March 1780, all negro and mulatto slaves then in the state were entitled to freedom, unless registered according to the provisions of that... Most Relevant Cases  
Nichols v. Palmer 4 N.C. 319, Supreme Court of North Carolina (January 01, 1815) 1815 The only question in this case is, at what time did the bill of sale for the negro in question, from J. Drew to the plaintiff, take effect? This bill of sale being a deed, like all other deeds took offect from its delivery. The attestation of the subscribing witness on the 10th of January, 1811, is the only evidence of a delivery. There was no... Most Relevant Cases  
Owsley v. Beasley 4 Bibb 277, Court of Appeals of Kentucky (December 09, 1815) 1815 In an action upon a note under seal, plea that the note was given in consideration of the hire of a negro for 12 months, and that the negro was taken by the obligee out of his possession against his wishes, and before the expiration of the time, is no bar to the action; it is only a plea of a partial failure of consideration--See Peebles v.... Most Relevant Cases  
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