Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379802 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honble John Ward Esq. President and the rest of the members of the Honble the Senate of the State of South Carolina (WARD, John)
Filing Date:1798-December-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Delaire states that his slave, Paul, alias Figaro, was convicted of sedition and sentenced to be transported from the United States to the Dutch Colony of Surinam and sold. Other slaves involved in the plot were hanged, but Paul testified against them and his life was spared. Paul was turned over to Duncan Hill, owner of the brig Aurora, for transport to Surinam. Owing to the "Intense cold the said Figaro had suffered in the Work House at Charleston & the strong pressure of the Irons on his legs very few days after the Sailing of the Aurora he was taken with a swelling about the ankles which turn'd into a sore & that a mortification of the flesh ensuing his toes rotted & one of his feet drop'd of[f] entirely." As a result, Paul sold for only about $20 though he was worth $350. Delaire seeks compensation.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:James Delaire to John Ward, 6 December 1798; Copy of Petition of James Delaire to the Intendant and Wardens in the City Council of Charleston, 6 December 1798; Affidavit, Henry William DeSaussure, Intendant of Charleston, 4 December 1798; Certificate, Surgeons, 18 January 1798; see PAR #11379803
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 11379802

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 1798 #99
  • Page: frames 1103-12
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1102, 1104-12

Processing Information

Record Created:9/9/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2008 1:16:00 PM