Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379103 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable David Ramsay President and the Honorable Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina (RAMSAY, David)
Filing Date:1791-January-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Jordan states that "in November 1778 the only slave that your Petitioner possessed was executed pursuant to a Sentence of Two Magistrates and five Freeholders for Poisoning." He further asserts that "said Slave was valued according to Law at ₤1200 -- Old Currency for which he received a Certificate." Jordan claims that he presented said certificate for payment when "the Town was invested by the British Army under General Clinton which induces your Petitioner to believe was the reason that his demand was not paid." Jacob therefore prays that "the Commissioners of the Treasury may be directed to Pay" him for his loss.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11379103

People Associated with Petition 11379103

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1791 #183
  • Page: frames 447-48
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 447-48

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/7/2008 7:13:00 AM