Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379702 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Robert Barnwell Esq. Speaker, And the Members of the House of Representatives [of South Carolina] (BARNWELL, Robert)
Filing Date:1797-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Susanna St. John of St. James Parish seeks compensation for the slave Titus. She recounts that her husband, Dr. Stephen St. John, purchased Titus in 1785 and “gave his Bond for ₤67.” Susanna further states that "the said Negro Titus was found Guilty of being accessory (or principal) to the Death of your Petitioners Husband, and was Executed accordingly." Revealing that Titus was valued at £70 Sterling, the petitioner "(as the Estate of the Deceased is insolvent) prays a remission of the Debt."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11379310, #11379301
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379702

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1797 #37
  • Page: frames 484-85
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 484-85

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 7:53:00 AM