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Artimesia W. Tucker testimony

Collection number: ahc.MSS653f

Scope and Content

This collection contains an Ante bellum document requesting Clifford Anderson and Elcania W. Tucker to transcribe and notarize the testimony of Artimesia W. Tucker in the legal case of Green J. Blake against the Southern Mutual Insurance Company. The collection also contains the handwritten transcription of her testimony dated June 5, 1855. The case was scheduled to appear before Judge James Jackson of the Superior Court of Clarke County, Georgia in June of 1855. Due to demonstrated inconvenience, Artimesia W. Tucker was unable to appear before the court in person and instead provided her written testimony. She testified that Rial, the slave living on her property, had been sick with what she believed to be consumption from October 1848 until his death several years later. She asserted that he never fully recovered from the cough he contracted in October 1848, and that this ailment often prevented him from working. In this written testimony she also states that Green J. Blake, Rial’s owner, was aware of his illness and that Blake asked her not to reveal the nature or length of his sickness to the Southern Mutual Insurance Company. This company insured Rial for Green J. Blake.


  • 1855


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Artimesia W. Tucker was a resident of Macon, Georgia. There she owned property where Rial, a slave owned by a third party Green J. Blake, resided with his wife. Tucker served as a witness in a case Blake brought against the Southern Mutual Insurance Company in 1855. Additional biographical information about Artimesia W. Tucker has not been determined.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998.


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2009

Artimesia W. Tucker testimony
Paul Crater
December 2011
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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