Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379904 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Williamsburgh
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable, the President, & Members of the Senate, of the State of South Carolina at Columbia assembled
Filing Date:1799-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Isaac Matthews, being "a good Citizen," represents that he obeyed the call of the "Commissioners of the Navigation of Black River, to furnish hands, as required by law to clear out the said River in the Month of Sepr. 1798" and that he sent "his legal Quota of Slaves, to assist in clearing the said river." Matthews reports, however, that "one Prime young negro man Slave named Sam, about 23 years of age, of unblemished character, drowned, in Said River, in the execution of his duty." The petitioner therefore "hopes you will grant him such relief as to you, in your Wisdom, Shall Seem meet."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Certificate, J. Graham, et al., 19 November 1799, including eight Commissioners of Navigation of the Black River; see PARs #11379902, #113781103, #11381104, #11381204, #11382003, #11382004
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11379904

Slaves:1
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 1799 #39
  • Page: frames 0112-13
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0112-113

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/24/2008 4:19:00 PM