Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381201 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Capt. John Geddis Speaker, and Representatives of the State of So. Carolina now met and sitting in General Assembly (GEDDIS, John)
Filing Date:1812-December-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Linen, the administrator of the estate of Thomas Harvey, recalls that he initiated a suit against Maj. Joseph Jenkins for the recovery of a slave named Smart. Asserting that said trial was a "sham," he brought suit against several lawyers, the deputy sheriff, and the foreman of the jury; however, the case was not admitted to court and Linen himself was jailed. Having "made my escape," the petitioner "humbly prays that the Judiciary should be brought to Justice in such a manner as you and your wisdom shall direct."
Result:laid on table
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: Daniel Elliott Huger, House, St. Andrew Parish (1802-1819, 1830-1831)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381201

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1812 #13
  • Page: frames 355-57
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 355-57

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 8:58:00 AM