Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21386011 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of the Said State (, )
Filing Date:1860-June-16
Ending Date:1860-June-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel T. Page charges that Penelope Coward has confiscated the slaves and property of her late brother, Joel Coward. In his role as administrator of Coward's estate, Page went to the home formerly shared by Penelope and Joel and tried to recover Damon, Daniel, and Ned. However, Penelope refused to surrender the male slaves, insisting that her brother had deeded them to her before he died. The petitioner asserts that the deed of gift is a fraud, "manufactured since the death of your Orators intestate for the purpose of defeating a just and equitable administration of his estate." Page asks that Penelope be ordered to deliver the slaves to him and to account for their hires. He also asks that Penelope be prevented from removing the slaves from the state.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Injunction, 16 June 1860; Testimony, Wilson H. Gasque, 5 November 1860
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 21386011

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, Bills
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  • Document Number 1860--307
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  • Page: frames 0--3, 8
  • Microfilm: Reel MN22

Processing Information

Record Created:8/20/1998
Record Final Edited:9/5/2003
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2007 5:03:00 PM