John Hicks & James Hicks v. Nancy Parham

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John Hicks & James Hicks v. Nancy Parham
Case Date: 
1816
Court Origin: 
Court of Equity
Cause/Crime: 
Injunction

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
26
Notes / Description: 

The Hickses paid Nancy Parham, exe. of William Parham, dec., $183 for hiring out two enslaved men, Stephen & Dick. John Hicks then hired Stephen out to David McGavock and Stephen was accidentally killed during the period of hire. John argued that the period of hire was so short before Stephen was killed, & that Nancy should not be allowed to collect the full amount of his debt owed her for the hire.