Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380020 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:[To] the Honble Theodore Gaillard Speaker & the [Mem]bers of the House of Representatives (GAILLARD, Theodore)
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Norton seeks compensation for her slave, Cuffy, who was "condemned to be executed for Larceny & attempting to cut the throat of Solomon Nathan." Norton, "a widow in indigent circumstances," claims that Cuffy "was in a considerable degree the source whence she drew her support." Noting that said slave was appraised at eighty pounds sterling," the petitioner prays the "Honble house to order the said sum of eighty pounds Sterling to be paid her or to afford her such relief as to your wisdom shall seem proper."
Result:referred to Committee on Accounts
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Record of the Court of Justices and Freeholders, Charleston District, State v. Cuffy, a Negro man, 6 November 1799
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11380020

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 #189
  • Page: frames 926-29
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 926-29

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/10/2008 11:28:00 AM