Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380019 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To The Honorable the president and Members of the Senat
Filing Date:1800-November-25

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:See PAR #11380016
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11380019

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 #150
  • Page: frames 1351-52
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1351-52

Processing Information

Record Created:9/14/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/6/2008 11:13:00 AM