Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379307 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable The President and Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1793-December-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Godin Guerard seeks compensation for four slaves killed by militia in 1787. He reports that in 1785 he "purchased a considerable number of Negroes then at Saint Augustine" and brought said slaves to South Carolina. He further relates that "four of the above negroes whose proportionable value was at least one hundred guineas each were killed by the militia of this State." Confiding that he and his family are "bordering on Indigence," he states that "no retribution has been as yet made for" the said slaves killed. Guerard therefore prays that his case be considered "with full assurance that the Plea of misfortune and Justice will be heard with Indulgence and granted with Humanity." An attached affidavit verifies the slaves, "the property of Godin Guerard Esquire were killed by the Militia of this State [Georgia] and by the Militia of the State of South Carolina, the said Negro men Slaves being in Rebellion against this State and the State of South Carolina at the time aforesaid."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Sworn Oath, Samuel Bostick, Chatham County, Georgia, 1 December 1790
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11379307

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1793 #151
  • Page: frames 1010-13
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1010-13

Processing Information

Record Created:9/3/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/29/2008 7:51:00 AM