Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379407 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Honorable The Speaker & Members of the House of Representatives now met & sitting in General Assembly in the State aforesaid
Filing Date:1794-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Deveaux states that in 1782 “when the City of Charleston was a British Garrison Some Americans unknown took a Boat & three Negroes, the Property of your Petitioner, coming from Wando Plantation to the City, with a few Necessaries for Family Use, & carried them to General Marion’s Camp at Watboo Bridge.” She further asserts that said property was sold “upon a Supposition of having violated Governor [John] Mathew's Proclamation." Deveaux declares that she “has been deprived of any satisfaction or compensation for the Same To the great Injury of her & a large Family in Distress.” She therefore “humbly prays such Relief as in your Humanity you will please to Grant.”
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11379406
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379407

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1794 #140
  • Page: frames 0074-75
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0074-75

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 11:20:00 AM