Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380304 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and other members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1803

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ninety-two citizens of St. Luke and St. Peter parishes commend "the patriotic and highly meritorious conduct of a negro man of the name of Abram, the property of Mr William Kirk." They report that the said Abram detected a plan "by a number of blacks" to destroy "the lives of your petitioners, and of all the white people of the low Country" and that they "had appointed the time and place, and actually assembled for the direful purpose of commencing the work of general massacre and devastation." By Abram's actions, "those immediately concerned were easily and speedily apprehended and have undergone the punishment due to the enormity of their crimes." The petitioners recommend that "a suitable reward for his fidelity and services" be afforded Abram and, if "your honorable body should think proper to emancipate the said Abram," they aver the said Kirk should receive "an ample and handsome compensation," as he suffered "by having Three of the only five fellows which belonged to him, executed."
Result:referred to committee; reported on; bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Members of committee included, among others, Charles Goodwin, Senate, Winton District (1802-1805), and Robert Marion, Senate, St. John Berkeley Parish (1802-1805)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11380304

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #1744
  • Page: frames 493-96
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 493-96

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/19/2008 8:19:00 AM