Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380207 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable Speaker & Members of the House of Representatives of the State of So Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1802

General Petition Information

Abstract:Zacharia Nance of Union District inherited a slave named Julius from his father, William Nance, late of Halifax County, Virginia. As the trustee of his father's estate, Nance states that he is also responsible for distributing two other slaves, one to his brother and one to his daughter. The petitioner prays "for an Indemnification, or adopt some mode so as your Petitioner may possess the said Slaves without Violating the Laws of his Country." He further reveals that "a Superanuated negro woman" freed in his father's wishes, "by natural Instinct," to be near "some of her Children I now possess." He therefore asks that she be permitted to enter South Carolina “to be near her relatives."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11380207

People Associated with Petition 11380207

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 1802 #148
  • Page: frames 268-69
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 268-69

Processing Information

Record Created:9/15/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/10/2008 5:50:00 PM