Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379906 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:State of South Carolina To the honorable the Senate & House of Representatives of the Said State
Filing Date:1799-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joshua Canter represents that he purchased a slave named Cain from Thomas Coveney "some short time ago" for seventy-six pounds. He further discloses that "a court of Justices and freeholders passed Sentence of death upon the Said Negroe for committing burglary and larceny which Sentence was accordingly executed on the fifteenth day of November instant." Canter reports that "before passing the Said Sentence" Cain was appraised and valued at seventy pounds. The petitioner therefore prays that his circumstances be considered and that the treasurer of the state be directed "to pay unto him the value of the Said Slave."
Result:granted; allowed $122.45
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Record of the Court of Justices and Freeholders, City of Charleston, State v. Cain, a Negro man, 6 November 1799; Appraisement, 15 November 1799; Oath, Joshua Canter, 23 November 1799
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11379906

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 ND #1651
  • Page: frames 495-99
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 495-99

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2008 4:42:00 PM