Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385911 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Hon the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:circa 1859-January-15
Ending Date:1859-January-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Brunson, guardian of the four minor Brunson brothers, requests the court's permission to sell a female slave named Liley and her five-year-old-son Henry. Brunson recounts that he purchased Liley for $555 in 1851 and that she has served as a nurse to the petitioner's youngest wards; in the past eight years, Liley has had two children: Henry and an unidentified child, who has since died. The petitioner insists that his wards have outgrown their need for a nurse and that Liley "has become very stubborn and disobedient and is entirely valueless to the wards of your petitioner." Moreover, the petitioner claims that Liley has "stopped breeding." Daniel Brunson asks the court for authorization to sell Liley and Henry.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 15 January 1859
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21385911

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Page: frame 149
  • Microfilm: Reel 3, MD163

Processing Information

Record Created:8/11/1998
Record Final Edited:3/24/2004
Record Last Updated on:6/4/2007 4:18:00 PM