Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380003 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate of the State of South Carolina met in Session of 1800
Filing Date:1800-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Major Brown, the widow of Joseph Chandler Brown, laments that her husband "was killed on the spot" by the gunfire of "a gang of runaway negroes, the property of divers persons not living in that neighbourhood; and who infested that part of the country, then very thinly inhabited by white inhabitants." Brown reveals that she, "together with four small children, the oldest not thirteen years of age, are reduced to the utmost distress as the labor of the deceased was their only support." The petitioner, "confiding in the legallity of her claim, as sanctioned by the eighth paragraph of the Act for the better ordering & Governing Negroes, but yet more in the justice and humanity of this Honourable House," prays for relief.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement of Support, William Fishburne, et al., ca. 1800; see PAR #11380015
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11380003

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1800 #166
  • Page: frames 341-44
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 341-44

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/1/2008 12:00:00 PM