Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11300004 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Colleton
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Hon the Senate & House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina in Genl Assembly assembled
Filing Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:St. Paul's Parish resident James Legare seeks compensation for a "very valuable negro" named Abraham, who "was convicted of a capital offence by the Provost Marshal's Court of Colleton District and Executed by hanging pursuant to the sentence." Legare states that Abraham "was not duly appraised before his execution according to the provision of the act in such case made ... and thereby he cannot obtain the proper certificate to enable him to receive the compensation for said negro provided by Law." He therefore asks that "he shall be allowed and paid the compensation allowed in such cased by Law -- To wit one half the value of said slave." The docket page cites "$650 -- favorable."
Result:granted $650
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11300004

People Associated with Petition 11300004

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #2329
  • Page: frames 432-33

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/16/2008 5:59:00 PM