War Between the States

2 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/4, in ink.

I have this day levied the within fi fa on the following property to wit; four hundred and fifty acres of pine land more or less lying and being in the county of Richmond, and State of Georgia, on both sides of Butler's Creek, and bounded by lands of A.N. Vendery on the South, on the East by lands formerly Hales and owned at this time by James T. Barton, on the West by lands of said A.N. Vendery, and North by lands Mouty and Harper, together with the improvements thereon. Also one hundred and fifty two acres pine land more or less situated, lying and being in the county and state as aforesaid, and bounded by lands of Robert Morris, James T. Barton, and others, and known as a part of the Campbell tract. Also the following Slaves to wit; Phil, aged about forty eight or fifty years- also one carry log, three wagons, four mules, one horse, one sulky, one cow and calf, and a lot of of farming utensils consisting of ploughs, spades, shovels, &c.

April 2d, 1842

William V. Ker, Sheriff


I have this day levied this fi fa on the following property to wit; a negro woman aged about fifty years, one set blacksmith tools, one lot wagon and harness, one carpet, one rg, one set shovel and tongs, one feeder, one walnut dining table, twelve chairs, one carry log, four axes, one sofa, levied on as the property of the defendant, Martin Wilcox.

May 6th, 1842

William V. Ker, Deputy Sheriff, R.[ichomd] C.[ounty]

Light age toning and wear, and a couple of small archival tape repairs. Remnants of old wax seal at top of the document. Very fine 1842 Georgia writ listing slaves among the levied property.

Footnote: Fieri Facias, or "fi fa" as it is usually abbreviated, is a writ of execution after a judgement is obtained in a legal action for debt or damages. In the 1800's it was usually executed by a sheriff who had the authority to sell goods and property to make good the amount of the judgement against the defendant.

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