Jennings v. Black

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Jennings v. Black, 1 Jefferson's Memorandum Books 239 (1771),[1] was case possibly involving ejectment in which George Wythe represented the plaintiff.

Text of Jefferson's Entry

Sep. 25. Gibeon Jennings (     ) v. John Ramsey (Augusta). Ejectm. for 165. as. Augusta. Empld. by James Black, who as havg. convd. & warrd. to def. is bound to defend. Recd. £5. G. W. is empld. in a similar suit id. v. Jno. Black, so mutually assist.
(Id. v. John Black (Augusta). Ejectm. for 210. as. Empld. by James Black for def. Recd. of him £5.)[2]

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): 1:239.
  2. Jefferson's Memorandum Books, 1: 239.