Joel, William, Nathan, John, Henrietta, & Elizabeth Rice v. Thomas Dillon

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Joel, William, Nathan, John, Henrietta, & Elizabeth Rice v. Thomas Dillon
Case Date: 
1808
Court Origin: 
Superior Court of Errors and Appeals
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
122
Notes / Description: 

John Rice died and his estate included many unsettled business concerns. Land deals as well as the sale of slaves caused issues with the heirs. The case documents detail John Rice trading enslaved people in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, & bringing them south to sell. The estate exe., Elisha Rice died shortly after Rice, leaving Rice's heirs to settle business matters between Dillon & Rice.