Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385123 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To their Honors the chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:circa 1851-January-8
Ending Date:1851-January-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jonathan Taylor and his wife, Charity Blackstone Taylor, ask to sell a slave named Minty. They inform the court that Commodore Decatur Blackstone, the late husband of Charity Taylor, died in 1844, leaving "a negro girl named Minty to his daughter Frances Helen Blackstone." The Taylors represent "that the said negro woman Minty is now about twenty four or five years of age and in the opinion of your Petitioners will never have any increase." They further "believe that the true interests of the said Frances Helen Blackstone would be much promoted by selling the said negro woman and either having the proceeds kept at interest or invested in the purchase of another younger female slave." The petitioners therefore pray that the court will permit them "to sell at public auction the said negro woman Minty on such terms and with such directions as to the investment of the proceeds of the sale as to your Honors may seem best."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Order, ca. 8 January 1851; Commissioner's Report, 8 January 1851; Order, 10 January 1851
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21385123

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Page: frames 36--37
  • Microfilm: Reel ED164

Processing Information

Record Created:8/21/1998
Record Final Edited:7/17/2004
Record Last Updated on:1/4/2007 7:42:00 PM