Nathaniel E. Norment v. Samuel G. Smith, dec., Thomas Smith, exe.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Nathaniel E. Norment v. Samuel G. Smith, dec., Thomas Smith, exe.
Case Date: 
1839
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Ownership of

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
60
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Norment had purchased his son-in-law John Elgin, a negro boy named "Robin," 17 years of age. Slave was sold to another party in 1828; plaintiff alleges that ownership had not been made permanent under Elgin. Slave had been valued at $600. Damages of $2,000.