Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380103 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:State of South Carolina To the honorable the President and other Members of the Senate of the State aforesaid, now met and Sitting in General Assembly at Columbia
Filing Date:circa 1801

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Potter reports that Jamaican merchant and ship owner William Boyle McCullock arrived in Charleston on 17 July 1801 on board his brig Perseverance and "having on board as part of the Crew of the said Brig three Negro men Slaves named Dublin, Belfast, and Cork.” Potter further reveals that, when the brig anchored in Charleston harbor, Captain Peter Grantham "incautiously and by mistake" reported the three enslaved crew members as "Merchandize along with the Cargo," whereby the commandant of Fort Johnson reported the matter to city authorities, an arrest warrant was issued, and the three sailors were sent to the work house. The petitioner avows that McCullock “brought the said Negroes to Charleston with the intention of using them as Saylors and again carrying them off the Country.” As McCullock's attorney in fact, John Potter prays that it be ordered “that the said negroes of William Boyle McCullock be delivered up to him or to your petitioner for his use.”
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Policy of Insurance, William Boyle McCulloch, September 1801; Certificate, William Savage, 16 September 1801; Bond, Captain Peter Grantham, 27 June 1801
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11380103

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 1801 #97
  • Page: frames 762-68
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 762-68

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/10/2008 4:40:00 PM