Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379301 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President, and the Honorable Members of the Senate of South Carolina
Filing Date:1793-December-7

General Petition Information

Abstract:Susanna St. John of St. James Parish seeks compensation for the slave Titus. She recounts that her husband, Dr. Stephen St. John, purchased Titus in 1785, “for which he gave his Bond for ₤67 ... with Interest.” Susanna laments, however, that Stephen was "killed by runaway Negroes in April last" and that the said Titus "has since, been convicted of being accessory to his Death, and executed agreeable to Sentence passed the 1st of May." St. John further reveals that Titus was valued at "the Sum of Seventy Pounds" and that a certificate has been delivered to the State Treasurer directing that said sum be paid. The petitioner therefore prays "the valuation of the said Negro may be received by the Treasurer as a payment of the Bond and Interest."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Record of the Court of Justices and Freeholders, Charleston District, State v. Titus, 1 May 1793; see PARs #11379310, #11379702
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11379301

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1793 #30
  • Page: frames 455-57
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 455-57

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 7:39:00 AM