Cole v. Leigh

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Cole v. Leigh, 1 Jefferson’s Memorandum Books 96 (1769),[1] was a case for detinue involving five slaves that had already been purchased. George Wythe served as the primary attorney, but it is unclear for which side.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

May 6. William Cole (Charles City) v. Ferdinando Leigh (K. Wm.). Detinue for 5 slaves already brought. G. W. principal to whom I am to apply for instructions. Same nature as Cole v. Robinson. Emploied by T. Claiborne for def.

See Also


  1. Thomas Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 2nd Series, James A. Bear, Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997): 1:96.