Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379408 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1794-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Kain acknowledges that, in "the heat of Passion," he had "the misfortune to wound a negro man of the Estate of John Deas Esquire in such a manner as to prove mortal." He further reports that he was sentenced "to pay a Fine of Fifty Pounds Sterling to the State & to be confined in the Common Gaol untill it should be discharged." Revealing that he "sincerely laments & is truly penitent for" said incident, Kain claims that he possesses "no Property wherewith to pay the said Fine." Without the intervention of the legislature, he explains, he faces the grim prospect "of ending his days in confinement." He therefore "humbly craves the humane interposition of your honorable House."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11379408

People Associated with Petition 11379408

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 1794 #47
  • Page: frames 1349-50
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, Frames 1349-50

Processing Information

Record Created:9/7/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/2/2008 1:30:00 PM