Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382001 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Honorable the Speaker and members of the House of represenatives of the said State
Filing Date:1820-November-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Love, the keeper of Kershaw District jail, represents that he committed "a negro man who called himself Jim" to jail on charges of being a runaway. Love recounts that Jim remained in jail "for the space of one hundred and seventy days" and that during said confinement, though efforts were exerted, "no one appeared to claim the said fellow." He further avers that "whilst in Gaol he became so sick as to require medical aid which your petitioner procured" and "notwithstanding the aid of an able physician and the great care of your petitioner the said negro died." Love therefore prays that he be reimbursed for medicine, food, and burial expenses, which he "is now informed are legal." In the account, one of the expenses included the following: "1818 Dec 26th To Boarding a Negro Man who Calld his name Jim and was Committed to goal as a runaway and never told his right owners name he took sick and died in the Goal To 170 days Board at 25 Cents per day $42.50."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Account, William Love, Jailer, Kershaw District, 24 November 1820; Affidavit, M. C. Wiggins, Sheriff, 15 November 1820; see PARs #11382002, #11382204; Sponsor: John Boykin Sr., House, Kershaw District (1818-1823)
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11382001

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 1820 #74[-1]
  • Page: frames 393-97
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 393-97

Processing Information

Record Created:11/4/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2008 12:22:00 PM