Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21383512 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Hon. the Court of Equity (, )
Filing Date:1835-May-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Sparkman, with his brother and guardian William, asks permission to mortgage property. They remind the court that they won their suit against Henry Cuttino, executor of the estate of Peter Cuttino, who had been executor of the estate of Moses Miller. The court ordered Cuttino to turn over to the Sparkmans the rice plantation and "sundry negroes" and other property that Miller had bequeathed to them. Miller's estate still owes several creditors, however, and "in order fully to Exonerate the Estate" the Sparkmans have negotiated a loan from the Bank of South Carolina. They must mortgage the lands and slaves to the bank as security, but James is a minor and "is unable to unite with his brother in giving to the Bank a mortgage of his share." The petitioners request that the court authorize William to mortgage James's share along with his own.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:PAR #21383232; Motion and Court Record, Benjamin F. Hunt, ca. 21 May 1835
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21383512

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/16/1998
Record Final Edited:4/21/2004
Record Last Updated on:7/11/2006 9:08:00 AM