Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379510 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:The Honorable, the Members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:1795-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Horlbeck attests that "on or about the 26th day of August 1794 Thomas Coburn did wantonly and in a most cruel manner beat a negroe slave, the property of your Petitioner, by which the said Negroe died." Horlbeck asserts that he "commenced a prosecution on behalf of the State against the said Thomas Coburn," noting that "the said Coburn was convicted and fined in the Sum of one hundred pounds." The petitioner believes that "he is, by law, entitled to one moiety of the said fine ... as a compensation for his trouble and expenses in attending to the Prosecution, and the great loss he has sustained in being deprived of the services of so valuable a Slave." He asks that "the said moiety be paid him."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11379402, #11379502; Sponsor: Thomas Waring, House, St. George Dorchester (1776, 1782, 1789-90, 1794-1795, 1798-1799)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379510

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 1795 #54
  • Page: frames 0080-81
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0080-81

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/17/2008 5:50:00 PM