Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381103 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, at Columbia assembled
Filing Date:1811-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:The executors of the estate of Isaac Mathews represent "that a valuable negro man, belonging to said estate, was drowned in Black River, while at work removing the obstructions & improving the navigation of said river, being thereto called out by legal authority." They further state that "the heirs of said estate are ill able to bear the loss of so faithful & prime a servant as he was" and that “they conceive, as the said negro was performing services for the benefit of the Public, the Public ought to bear the loss of him.” They therefore "pray your honorable Body to take the case into consideration, & to grant compensation to the orphans of said estate for said negro."
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11379902, #11379904, #11381104, #11381204, #11382003, #11382004
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381103

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 #141
  • Page: frames 0158-159
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0158-159

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/24/2008 4:44:00 PM