Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381511 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and other Members of the House of representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1815-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Davenport, a lieutenant in the cavalry, states that he was ordered in March 1814 to begin a three-month tour of duty at Camp Alston. He reports that he took along one of his slaves to assist him "in the discharging of the menial duties." Davenport declares, however, that on the way to said camp Tom "was taken sick and left on the road and shortly after died." The petitioner prays that he be granted compensation for his slave, who was appraised at four hundred dollars and who died "while in the service of the state.”
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Appraisal, William Caldwell, et al., 4 December 1815; see PAR #11381512; Sponsor: Samuel E. Kenner, House, Newberry District (1806-1809, 1812-1815)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381511

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 1815 #128
  • Page: frame190-92
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frame190-92

Processing Information

Record Created:10/8/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/6/2008 4:45:00 PM