Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381001 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable Senate & the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina now met & sitting in the House of Assembly
Filing Date:1810-November-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Capt. James Anderson seeks compensation for a sixteen-year-old slave named Wiley, who was "taken in the act" of burglary. Anderson reports that Wiley was "brought to him tied as a prisoner" and that he informed said slave that "he would be tried for his life"; if convicted of "the crime of which he was guilty," Wiley would be executed. The petitioner recounts that, "when the family rose from bed" the next morning, they discovered that "he the sd. Negroe boy had Hanged himself With the Rope he Was tied With When delivered to him." Anderson prays that he be granted "the same compensation as if he had been executed for the above offence." Wiley's appraised value was $400.
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Statement, Josiah Johnson, et al., ca. 1810; Certificate, James Merit, et al., 20 November 1810; Certificate, Peter Laboon, 20 November 1810; Appraisal, John Booth, et al., 15 November 1810; Certificate, John Booth, ca. 1810
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 11381001

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 1810 #162
  • Page: frames 0148-57
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0148-57

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 7:52:00 AM