Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379805 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honble the Speaker and Members of the house of Representatives
Filing Date:1798-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Keckeley seeks compensation for the slave Ben, who "in the dead of Night Sett fire to his Dwelling house and Barn." He further asserts that, "from motives of making a public Example of so great a Crime," he delivered Ben to the authorities, whereupon Ben "was brought to his tryal, found Guilty, Convicted and Hung, but not untill he was valued, and agreed upon to be worth one hundred Pounds." The petitioner, in view of his "great loss of his Dwelling & other property," prays that the Treasurer pay to him "the full amount of the sd. appraisement."
Result:referred to Committee of Accounts
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11379806, #11379901
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379805

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1798 #87
  • Page: frames 1100-01
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, Frames 1100-01

Processing Information

Record Created:9/9/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 4:46:00 PM