The Case of Mary Clark, A Woman of Colour
Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of Indiana
1 Blackf. 122 (1821)
Johnston (plaintiff) alleged that Clark (defendant) was his servant by indenture. Clark executed and acknowledged the contract, whereby she agreed to serve Johnston for 20 years. The circuit court deemed the indenture sufficient and remanded Clark to Johnston’s custody. Clark appealed to the Supreme Court of Judicature of the State of Indiana.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holman, J.)