Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381306 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker & Members of the House of Representatives of the State of So. Carolina
Filing Date:1813-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Johnson, of St. Helena Parish, attests that "a Negroe Fellow by the name of Abram belonging to your petitioner was by virtue of a Warrant" charged with "stealing Certain articles” from a shop on 27 July 1813. He argues that "upon testimony merely presumptive" the said Abram "was sentenced to receive 70 lashes, to remain one hour in the Stocks, 40 of which were inflicted on the 27th." Johnson recounts that Abram died "on the 28th during the infliction of the remaining 30 lashes." The petitioner "prays that compensation may be allowed for the death" of said slave as if "it was occasioned by the Execution of a Sentence under the Laws of the State."
Result:referred to Claims Committee; rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Appraisal of Abram, 9 October 1813
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11381306

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 1813 #112
  • Page: frames 171-73, 27
  • Microfilm: Reel #2; frame 27 end of Reel #2, frames171-73, 27

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 10:59:00 AM