Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379313 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Washington
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Hoble Jacob Read Esq-Speaker & the Members of the House of Representatives of So. Carolina (READ, Jacob)
Filing Date:1793-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alexander Chavis asserts that "a valuable negroe wench the Property of your Petitioner, was said to be taken by Orders of Genl Pickens for public Use, and given in payment to Capt. John Norwood as a Reward for having Killed a certain John Masterson a notorious & mischievous Enemy of the Country." Chavis reports, however, that Pickens informed him that he had never issued such an order, whereupon Chavis sued the man who had possession of said slave but he lost said suit. Being too late to make a restitution claim to the claims commission, Chavis submits his case for restitution for "said Wench and her issue" as well as the "heavy Expences incurred in prosecuting the Suit" and "solicits such Relief in the Premises as may be deemed proper & just."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11379313

People Associated with Petition 11379313

Slaves:0
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 #114
  • Page: frames 1014-17
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1014-17

Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/1/2008 11:39:00 AM