Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380203 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Abbeville
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:State of South Carolina Abbeville District} To the Honorable the Speaker, and the rest of the members of the Honorable the House of Representatives of the State aforesaid
Filing Date:1802-October-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Harris seeks compensation for his twenty-year-old slave Harry, who was killed 26 March 1802 by "the fall of a tree" while working on the public road from Vienna to Abbeville Courthouse. Harris "entreats your honorable body to take into consideration his unfortunate case and begs that you would allow compensation for the property aforesaid which he has lost in the public service." Harry, "a good field hand and a tolerable good blacksmith," was valued at $600. Several citizens attest that Harry’s accidental death “was not owing to any misconduct on the part of the said Negro or any other person."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Appraisal, 28 October 1802; Certificate, ca. 1802; see PARs #11380202, #11380302, #11380303
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11380203

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1802 #174
  • Page: frames 0130-31
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0130-131

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 9:29:00 AM