Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381802 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honl President & Senate, The Speaker and the House of Representatives [of South Carolina]
Filing Date:circa 1818

General Petition Information

Abstract:Archibald Lester joins fourteen other subscribers in seeking payment of a surgeon’s fee. He reports that "a negro man slave" of his was arrested and "charged with a crime of a most [heinous] nature" and that he delivered said slave into the sheriff's custody "to be dealt with by his Country." Lester states that the Court "thought proper from reasons set forth in their certificates to commute the punishment for which cause a surgeon was employed to perform the operation & Inflict the punishment denounced by the Court.” Of the opinion that "the public" should bear responsibility for paying the surgeon's fee, the petitioner prays that a "provision" be made for the discharge of said debt.
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor, Banister Stone, House, Greenville District (1818-1821)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381802

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 #02841
  • Page: frames 885-87
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 885-87

Processing Information

Record Created:10/27/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/28/2008 9:59:00 AM