Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21384604 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation: (, )
Filing Date:1846-December-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Richard Teasdale joins his three minor sons in asking that they be permitted "to sell a Negro Woman Maria & her infant Child." The petitioners submit that Maria "is virtually of no service to us -- in as much as she cannot cook, the fire she says affects her head-- and washing steadily keeps her constantly complaining of being sick." The Teasdales insist that she "is only fit for House Work, and ladies maid being a mantua maker and semstress." They report, however, that her annual hire for the past year yielded only $7.87. Having lost "two Crops of Rice in succession," the petitioners reveal that they have been reduced "to absolute want, being destitute of every thing" and that they "are anxious to remove to Town" to seek employment there. They therefore request the "permission of your honorable court to sell the wench Maria & her infant 7 mths old."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #21384703
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21384604

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Document Number 1847--22
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Processing Information

Record Created:4/6/1998
Record Final Edited:7/14/2004
Record Last Updated on:10/23/2006 9:05:00 AM