Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380004 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:State of South Carolina To the Honble the President and Members of the Senate of the State aforesaid
Filing Date:1800-December-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dr. Samuel Fairchild seeks compensation for two slaves, Solomon and Dorcas. He reports that Solomon was "convicted and executed for the atrocious crime of murder, which he wantonly and maliciously committed upon the body of his Wife Dorcas, a wench also belonging to your petitioner." Fairchild states that Solomon was appraised "by a Court of Justices and Freeholders on Edisto Island, Charleston District" before his execution at the value of £65 sterling; Dorcas was valued by "three honest and worthy Citizens" at £120 sterling. The petitioner, having not "received any part of the said appraisement," humbly "submits to your honourable Body his great loss, and prays that you will grant him such compensation as you may in your wisdom and justice deem proper."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, James Clark, William Seabrook, 21 June 1800; Copy of Record of Court of Justices and Freeholders, Charleston District, State v. Dorcas and Solomon, 21 June 1800, 7 November 1800
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11380004

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 #175
  • Page: frames, end reel 30-35
  • Microfilm: Reel #2; frames 30-35 end of Reel #2, frames 30-35

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/7/2008 9:07:00 AM