Patton Howell v. Peter Howell

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Patton Howell v. Peter Howell
Case Date: 
1839
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Covenant Broken

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
39
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Punctilio. Defendant sued by next friend, J.K. Keney. Howell is a man of color and a slave owned by Benjamin Peck (dec.) and was sold his freedom in the will. Patton Howell was trained as a blacksmith and earned money for his freedom, working for Defendant. However defendant claims plaintiff still has 2 1/2 years left on a contract to earn the money necessary.