Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385006 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1850-February-5
Ending Date:Date Not Specified

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Brisbane, the father of nine minor children, asks that he receive support "from the income" of his children in order "to defray their expenses." Brisbane avows that he "has no means whatever of his own for the maintenance and support of his said family." He reveals, however, that "his said children have and hold in their own right a large and valuable rice plantation and a gang of negroes including Competent house servants about seventy in number and about seven thousand Dollars invested for their use." The petitioner relates that the children's "factors" have informed him "that without an order from this Honorable Court they no not feel authorized to make any allowance for the support of the said children, whose necessities are now most urgent and unprovided for." Brisbane therefore prays that "for the present exigency your petitioner may be authorized to receive from the said factors" a sufficient support and that "it be referred to the proper officer of this Court to inquire into the facts of this Case and to report what should be allowed as a proper sum for the annual support of the said children."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #21384924
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21385006

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Document Number 1850--139
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Processing Information

Record Created:4/30/1998
Record Final Edited:7/30/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/18/2006 10:38:00 AM