Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379801 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Honorable Speaker & Members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:1798-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Desbeaux seeks compensation for his slave Figaro. Figaro, along with two other slaves, was convicted of treason. Figaro and John Louis were sentenced to be "hanged by the neck until their bodies be dead"; the third slave, Chappelle, was to be "confined in some proper secure place untill an opportunity offers to ship him out of the State to any place out of the United States."
Result:referred to Committee of Accounts; not allowed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of the Record of the Court of Justices and Freeholders, Charleston, State v. Figaro, John Louis, Cappelle, French Negroes, 20 November 1798; Certificate of Execution, Charleston, 23 November 1798; see PARs #11880005, #11380010
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11379801

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1798 #116
  • Page: frames 488-94
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 488-94

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/17/2008 5:36:00 PM