Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381605 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Sumter
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1816-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Francis Tisdale recounts that, in 1812, he was "Summoned to Turn out (with all his Slaves liable to work on the Roads) and Assist in Repairing the Public High Way leading from Sumterville to Black River." According to Tisdale, while his slave Peter “was Laboring on the said Public High Way a Tree was unfortunately & accidentally Fallen on him which broke both of his Thighs ... also his Left Wrist, which rendered him forever unable to do much Labor and was entirely Useless and unserviceable to your Petitioner for a long time." He further reports that "it has Cost him a Considerable Sum of Money in getting the said Peter Cured of his Wounds." In that "this Loss and Misfortune took place while the said Peter was Laboring on the Public High Way," the petitioner “Prays your Honourable Body to Grant him a Relief Adequate to the injury he has sustained."
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11381205, #11381606, #11382111, #11382113, #11382116; Sponsor: Charles Miller, House, Claremont District (1814-1817)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381605

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1816 #98
  • Page: frames 195-96
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0195-96

Processing Information

Record Created:10/20/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2008 8:06:00 PM