Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381505 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the president and Members of the Senate of the state of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1815

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Thomson recounts that "his Mollato Man Sam absconded himself" in 1811 "after which he was taken and lodged in Newbury Gaol." Thomson, unable to retrieve said slave in a timely fashion, reports that said slave "was by the Sheriff or Jailor of said Gaol ... sold at public or otherwise made sale of." He further states that "after Deducting expences of Confinement Commissions & costs Mr R. Boyce [sheriff] paid over the Balance into the Treasury of the state." Thomson therefore "Humbly prays that he may have the said ballance paid unto him."
Result:referred to Claims Committee; granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Robert Boyce, Sheriff, Newberry District, to James Thomson, 8 May 1812; George Warren Cross, Newberry District, to James Thompson, Charleston, 25 March 1812; Copy of Bill of Sale for George, 16 July 1812; F. Nance to George W. Cross, 12 August 1811; see PAR #11381506
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 11381505

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 #1575
  • Page: frames 361-71
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 361-71

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/11/2008 11:38:00 AM