Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21379401 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District
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Filing Date:1794-March-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Woodberry, joined by her "natural guardian," Jonah Woodberry, seeks the court's intervention in John Buchanan's settlement of her grandfather's estate. Jonah Collins's will bequeathed to his granddaughter seven slaves and "one thousand pounds" and appointed several "friends" as his executors; of these friends, only John Buchanan "took upon himself the Execution." Woodberry complains of Buchanan's mismanagement of her grandfather's lands, which she claims are "among the most valuable and least hazardous in the State." She charges Buchanan with putting his own slaves to work on her grandfather's plantation and appropriating to his own advantage the proceeds of the rice and timber cultivation thereon. She proposes that Buchanan "vest the crops in the purchase of negroes" and "place the said one Thousand pounds at Interest."
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# of Petition Pages:5
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21379401

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:2
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

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Processing Information

Record Created:1/14/1998
Record Final Edited:9/1/2002
Record Last Updated on:10/26/2005 1:25:00 PM