Thomas S. Powell v. William R. Lount

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Thomas S. Powell v. William R. Lount
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Slaves, Selling of

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
162
Notes / Description: 

Caleb Powell was the owner of 22 slaves and executed a deed of gift to the plaintiff for that population. The defendant is the husband of a woman said to be the daughter of Caleb Powell, possibly from an unwed woman. The defendant fraudulently obtained a bill of sale supposedly from the plaintiff for the slaves, claiming to have paid $1,500 for them. The plaintiff filed the bill to declare the bill of sale fraudulent and and to remain the owner of the population.