Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379005 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The Honorable Jacob Read Esquire Speaker and the honorable Members of the House of Representatives (READ, Jacob)
Filing Date:1790-January-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Champneys recounts that his wife, "dangerously ill," purchased a mulatto slave, in 1785, "the property of her brother Alexander Harvey"; the said slave had been nursing his said wife and "was taken away from her bedside and threatened to be extremely ill used" by the person who had designs on purchasing her. Champneys explains that the said slave "being in tears and earnestly intreating him to be the Purchaser ... obliged him to be the highest bidder." The petitioner had hoped that the slave's status as "House Servant" would spare her from being taken up by "the Confiscation Law." Champneys prays that "the hardship of the Case may be taken into consideration," that he may be permitted to keep said slave, and that he "may be permitted to pay off the Bond in Indents or her full value in money with Interest from the day of Sale."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11379005

People Associated with Petition 11379005

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 1790 #20
  • Page: frames 787-88
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 787-88

Processing Information

Record Created:9/1/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/7/2008 6:52:00 AM