Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385934 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of said state (, )
Filing Date:1859-July-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:C. D. Melton, guardian of John D. Roden, requests the court's permission to purchase three slaves for the benefit of his nineteen-year-old ward. Melton represents that he desires to purchase Charity and her two children, Harry and Selena. He asserts that he has already contracted to purchase them for $1750. He therefore prays that the court will authorize said purchase. The affidavit of Dr. J. W. Moore refers to Charity as a "breeding woman."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #21385828; Affidavits, Dr. J. W. Moore, James D. Crawford, ca. 2 July 1859; Commissioner's Report, ca. 2 July 1859
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21385934

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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  • Document Number 423
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/17/1998
Record Final Edited:2/26/2004
Record Last Updated on:6/11/2007 9:08:00 AM