Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11378307 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable John Lloyd Esquire President and the other members of the Honourable the Senate of the State of South Carolina (LLOYD, John)
Filing Date:1783-February-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Martha Miggins represents that she purchased a slave named Sara at public auction from the estate of Hopkin Price about 14 January 1782. She further states that at the time of said purchase, the confiscation act had not yet been passed. Miggins reports that she sold Sara to a man from Charleston named Spencer, who recently informed her that "he is under the necessity of delivering up the said Negro to the Commissioners of Confiscated Estates, and that he shall expect to be reimbursed." The petitioner therefore "humbly prays your honourable house to take her necessitous case into their consideration and grant her such relief as, in their wisdom, they shall see fit."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11378306
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11378307

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1783 #303
  • Page: frames 785-86
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 785-86

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/18/2008 9:47:00 PM