Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11378401 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honble Hugh Rutledge Esqr Speaker and the rest of the Honble. Members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina (RUTLEDGE, Hugh)
Filing Date:1784-February-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Calvert seeks compensation for two young slaves, Jack and Primas, who were killed in 1779 on Easter Sunday. Calvert recounts that "he was directed to prove some Cannon -- belonging to this State (under the direction of Major Thomas Grimball)" and "in performing of which Business One of the Guns an 18 pounder blew of by Accident and Unfortunately wounded Two young Negroe Men by Name Jack & Primas the property of your Petitioner." He further states that they died the next day "in the General Hospital" and that said "Negroes has been Constantly Employed in the Public Services for upwards of 4 years." He therefore prays that he be granted "such Allowance for the said Negroes as in your wisdom shall seem meet."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11378401

People Associated with Petition 11378401

Slaves:2
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 1784 #1
  • Page: frames 996-97
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 996-97

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/25/2008 6:33:00 PM