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Christian Pickle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1203

These papers document a lawsuit between Christian Pickle, Benjamin White, and William Owens. The lawsuit arose from a horse race that had taken place at Ashburns Paths near Knoxville two years earlier. Both Pickle and White had horses entered in the contest, and Owens and Pickle bet $40.00 on the outcome with White and Hugh Beard acting as their respective securities. Pickle's horse emerged victorious, but neither Owens nor White paid Pickle his winnings. As a result, Pickle sued Owens and White for $100.00 (his winnings plus damages). His case was heard by a jury on October 14, 1800, which found that no contract had existed and ordered Pickle to pay the defendants' costs. Pickle appealed, but was denied.

Dates

  • 1798 October 8-1800 October 30

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

These papers document a lawsuit between Christian Pickle, Benjamin White, and William Owens. The lawsuit arose from a horse race that had taken place at Ashburns Paths near Knoxville two years earlier. Both Pickle and White had horses entered in the contest, and Owens and Pickle bet $40.00 on the outcome with White and Hugh Beard acting as their respective securities. Pickle's horse emerged victorious, but neither Owens nor White paid Pickle his winnings. As a result, Pickle sued Owens and White for $100.00 (his winnings plus damages). His case was heard by a jury on October 14, 1800, which found that no contract had existed and ordered Pickle to pay the defendants' costs. Pickle appealed, but was denied.

Biographical/Historical Note

Christian Pickle (sometimes spelled Pickel) was born to Christian and Katherine (Puffenberger) Pickle in Augusta County, Virginia in 1776. He married Elizabeth Lewis in May of 1807 and the couple had a number of children. Christian Pickle died on January 10, 1837 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480