Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21386414 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the chancellors of the state aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1864-May-16
Ending Date:1864-May-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Willis Wallace joins fifty-seven-year-old Kitty Goodman in seeking leave to sell a female slave and her two children. Wallace recounts that Duke Goodman bequeathed to him "one negro girl named Sarah" to hold "in trust for the use of his sister the aforesaid Kitty Goodman" and that Goodman's administrator delivered said Sarah to him shortly after Duke's death about 1851. Noting that said Sarah "breeds very fast," the petitioners reveal that the said slave "has had three children one of whom died, leaving two still living ... the oldest ... being only about three years of age and the last one ten months old." They report that the said slave "and her children are a heavy expense to your petitioner Kitty Goodman, she having been compelled heretofore to hire her out for her victuals and clothes and pay her taxes and medical bills, and which your petitioners have found it impossible to do the present year." The petitioners therefore pray that "your Honors would consider of the premises and grant them an order to sell the said slaves Sarah and children and keep the funds at interest."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, 16 May 1864
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21386414

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
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  • Document Number 1864--99
  • Box: 2
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/2/1998
Record Final Edited:8/18/2002
Record Last Updated on:7/16/2007 4:22:00 PM