Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380303 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Abbeville
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina Abbeville District} To the Honorable the Speaker & the rest of the members of the Honorable house of representatives of the State aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1803

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-one citizens of Abbeville District, "from a knowledge of and sympathy for the situation of Mr. Harris," support the petition of Samuel Harris, whose twenty-year-old slave Harry was accidentally killed on the 26 March 1802 while working on the public road by "the fall of a tree." Harris owned only one slave and "is in such circumstances as renders him verry illy able to sustain a loss of that nature & degree." The petitioners therefore pray that "such a compensation may be allowed & decreed to the said Harris, as may repair the loss he has sustained in the service of the public."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11380202, #11380203, #11380302
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11380303

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #1819
  • Page: frames 140-41
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, Frames 0140-141

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/16/2008 9:42:00 AM