Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21382502 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable Waddy Thompson and Henry W. Dessaussure Chancellors of the said state (THOMPSON, Waddy)
Filing Date:1825-February-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alexander and Mary Hanford McIver seek permission to sell and exchange certain property in the estate of Mary's late father, Enoch Hanford, who died intestate in 1817. Mary's mother has since died, as well, and now Mary and her seven-year-old sister, Margaret Hanford, are the only surviving heirs to the estate. The McIvers wish to sell the "unfinished mansion house" on Hanford's property, because of its "adjacency to the river swamp." They submit that three out of five family members have died "of the autumnal fever" and testify that "perhaps no place in the Southern Country has been for several years past more unhealthy." They also request permission to exchange a slave named Bill, who is "of the most abandoned character [and] was generally half his time runaway," with another slave named Issabella. Acknowledging the one-hundred-dollar price differential between the two slaves, the McIvers contend that Bill "by his evil example did much to Corrupt the morals of the other slaves." They further note that Margaret Hanford requires a court-appointed guardian to represent her interests.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Docket Pages, n.d., 13 February 1825
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 21382502

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Document Number 1825--81
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  • Page: frames 157--159
  • Microfilm: Reel DA26

Processing Information

Record Created:1/27/1998
Record Final Edited:10/31/2002
Record Last Updated on:4/12/2006 10:59:00 AM