Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381104 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Williamsburgh
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-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:Samuel Wilson, administrator of the estate of John Wilson, represents "that a valuable Negro man, belonging to said estate, was drowned, the 31st day of August last, in Black River, while at work removing the obstructions & improving the navigation of said river, being thereto called out by legal authority." He further states that "the Heirs of said estate are ill able to bear the loss of so faithful & prime a servant as he was" and that “he conceives, as the said negro was performing services for the benefit of the Public, the Public ought to bear the loss of him.” He therefore "prays 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, #113781103, #11381204; Sponsor: James Campbell, Senate, Prince George Winyah and Williamsburg (1808-1809), Williamsburg (1810-1812, 1818-1824)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381104

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1811 #144
  • Page: frames 0160-61
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0160-161

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/24/2008 4:48:00 PM