Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379708 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable, The Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1797

General Petition Information

Abstract:Georgia residents James Hughlin and Elijah Clark seek compensation for their slaves, who were executed in Abbeville District, South Carolina, for burglary. The petitioners report that "said Negroes were appraised by the Justices and Jury who tried them, as follows: Negro Jim, the property of James Hughlin, at Three Hundred Dollars; and Negro Summer, the property of Elijah Clark, at One Hundred & fifty Dollars." Noting that they have "never received any compensation," they pray that their petition will be taken "into consideration" and that they will be granted relief.
Result:referred to Committee on Accounts
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Proceedings of Court of Justices and Freeholders, Abbeville County, State v. Jim and Summers, 10 April 1797
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11379708

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 ND #1677
  • Page: frames 538-41
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 538-41

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2008 12:56:00 PM