Lewis Cox v. Robert McClure

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Lewis Cox v. Robert McClure
Case Date: 
1815
Court Origin: 
County
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
13
Notes / Description: 

Cause of Action: Trespass on the Case. Plaintiff leased an enslaved person to the defendant for 7 months. The defendant beat and abused the enslaved person resulting in their death. Plaintiff sought damages. Appealed to the Supreme Court of Error and Appeals in Hamilton District of State of Tennessee.