Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379203 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To The Honrble Jacob Read Speaker and other the Members of the House of Representatives (READ, Jacob)
Filing Date:1792-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Lightwood seeks compensation for his slave, Bacchus, "who had absonded from his Service" and who "was killed by a Patrole about twelve months ago." Reporting that he is "advised that he is entitled to some compensation for him," the petitioner submits an appraisal for said slave that values Bacchus at sixty pounds sterling at "the time he was killed." The document also claims that Bacchus was killed "for Robbing Benj Davis of his Fire Arm & Arming himself therewith, havg Davis's Gun in his Hand." Bacchus had "been a Runaway for upwards of Eighteen Months."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Appraisal of Bacchus, William Davis, et al., Beaufort District, 13 November 1792; Certificate, Frederic Harper, 21 November 1792
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11379203

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 1792 #151
  • Page: frames 1006-09
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1006-09

Processing Information

Record Created:9/2/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/26/2008 1:25:00 PM