Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21384013 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To The Honorable the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:circa 1840-September-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Simons, assignee of Harris Simons, asks the court to determine how he "should act in reference to the sale" of sixteen slaves belonging to Simons. Simons explains that he and Edward McCrady, Harris's agent and an assignee of the firm of Wragg Simons & Co., have a difference of opinion as to when the sale should occur. McCrady believes the slaves should be "sold at once," while Simons wishes to retain them "until January next," when he thinks they will command prices of better than twenty per cent. He also points out that one of the slaves has just recovered "from an attack of fever" and cannot "bring near her value" if sold at this time. Against the petitioner's consent, McCrady has recently called a meeting with Harris's creditors to gain their advice. Fearing that McCrady's actions will cause "a great sacrifice" of the slaves, he asks the court to intervene.
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Correspondence, Condy & Dawes to James Simons, 29 September 1840
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 21384013

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:3/23/1998
Record Final Edited:5/17/2004
Record Last Updated on:8/14/2006 2:41:00 PM