Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381101 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the state of South Carolina
Filing Date:1811-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Drury Couch, a poor man from Spartanburg District, asks to be reimbursed for the expenses he incurred while testifying at a trial against four men accused of stealing a slave. He reports that he traveled two hundred miles to Charleston in January 1810 and again in June 1811 to testify at the Court of General Sessions, spending a total of thirty-four days in the city. He further asserts that his large family is without support other "than by his personal labours" and that "the sum expended by him in rendering the above services to the state is such that he is not able to spare without prejudice to himself and family." Estimating his costs to be "at least one hundred dollars," Couch prays that he be granted "such provision" as may seem meet.
Result:referred to Claims Committee; rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11381101

People Associated with Petition 11381101

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 1811 #88
  • Page: frames 903-04
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 903-04

Processing Information

Record Created:9/29/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 8:31:00 AM