Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380302 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Abbeville
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable President of the Senate and the rest of the members of the state aforesaid in general assembly met
Filing Date:1803-November-12

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.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Appraisal, November 1803; Affidavit, John Newby, 12 November 1803; see PARs #11380202, #11380203, #11380303
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11380302

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 ND #1818
  • Page: frames 136-39
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames136-39

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 9:27:00 AM