Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381206 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:St. Bartholomew
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Hon'ble The President and Members of the Senate of the State aforesaid
Filing Date:circa 1812

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-one "of the Vestry, Church Wardens, & Parishioners, of the Episcopal Church of the Parish of Saint Bartholomew" recall that, in 1761, "the Rector and Church Wardens, with the consent of the Vestry, sold the Glebe Land ... and with the monies arising therefrom purchased several negro slaves who with their increase were kept for the use of the Rector" or for hiring out. They report that, "in the year 1802, there then being no Rector or Parson of the Church," the church officials, "finding the negro slaves, to be inconvenient, unsuitable, and unproductive property" sold most of them at public auction. The petitioners therefore pray that the proceeds from said sale and the interest arising therefrom "be vested absolutely" in them "for the use of the said Church, and be subject in like manner with their other Funds, to their control."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11381206

People Associated with Petition 11381206

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 ND #1901
  • Page: frames 908-11
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames908-11

Processing Information

Record Created:3/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 10:00:00 AM