Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379804 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and the rest of the members of the House of representatives
Filing Date:1798-December

General Petition Information

Abstract:Holman Freeman recounts that, "in an expedition against the Cherokee Nation of Indians in the year 1782," General Andrew Pickens "captured nine negroes from the enemy," which were sold to make a division of the proceeds among the soldiers; said sale "was afterwards approved of and confirmed by the Legislature of this State in and by the act of Assembly passed the 21st of March 1784." The petitioner affirms that he purchased three of said slaves and that "the same negroes and their increase have since been recovered from your Petitioner ... in an action of Trover, wherein the Jury gave a conditional verdict, either to surrender or give up the same negroes and their increase, or to pay the amount of twenty four hundred Dollars with costs of suit to the original owner." Freeman seeks relief.
Result:referred to Committee of Accounts
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11379804

People Associated with Petition 11379804

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 #130
  • Page: frames 835-37
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 835-37

Processing Information

Record Created:9/9/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2008 1:37:00 PM