Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380016 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Robert Murphy, "a guard" under Constable William Moore, represents that he was called upon to apprehend "a certain negro man named Joe, the property of a Robert Ash." He states that said Joe had been charged with "an Assault & Battery with an Intent of Ravishment" on a white woman in the neighborhood. Murphy recounts that he pursued Joe and "found him at the Negro House of a Certain Mrs. Cally" and that Joe "did not surrender himself" and instead "fled & was killed." Murphy, having been sued by Ash and fined $124 in damages, prays the legislature to grant "such relief as to your wisdom shall seem meet."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deposition, William Moore, 21 November 1800; Deposition, Andrew Love, 29 November 1800; Deposition, Jennet [also spelled Jenat] Woods, 21 November 1800; see PAR #11380019
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11380016

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 1800 #151
  • Page: frames 0118-25
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0118-25

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/6/2008 11:10:00 AM