Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11378505 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honbl John Lloyd Esqr President of the Honble the Members of the Senate [of South Carolina] (LLOYD, John)
Filing Date:circa 1785

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:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11378503
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11378505

Slaves:0
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 Comptroller General Accounts Audited for Revolutionary Services
  • Document Number AA #8221-A
  • Page: frames 998-99
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 998-99

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/20/2008 4:26:00 PM