Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11378503 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honble John F. Grimke Esqr. Speaker and the members of the Hon.lb the House of Representatives (GRIMKE, John)
Filing Date:1785-February-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Warnock seeks compensation for two slaves who were tried, convicted and executed for having poisoned his family. Warnock relates that, "after the Establishment of Peace," he "had hope to have rested from the toil of war, by returning from camp to his family & to have shared in domestic happiness with a wife & Six Children." He laments, however, "that in the midst of these pleasing prospects your petitioner & his whole family were most wantonly & Cruelly poisoned" by two of his slaves, whereby two of his children died. Warnock, "highly distressed," prays "Such relief as in your wisdom your honorable house shall think meet."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Record of Court of Justices and Freeholders, Charleston District, State v. Charlie and Bess, 4 October 1783; Sponsor: Stephen Fogartie, House, St. Thomas and St. Dennis parishes (1783-1786)
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11378503

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 1785 #5
  • Page: frames 1093-95
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1093-95

Processing Information

Record Created:8/30/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/20/2008 4:24:00 PM