Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382111 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Sumter
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Hounorable The President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1821-November-19

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 Roades and assist in Repairing the Publick highway leading from Sumterville to Black River." According to Tisdale, while his slave Peter “was Laboring on the said Publick Highway a Tree was unfortunately and 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 to your Petitioner for a great while." He further reports that "it has Cost him a Considerable Sum of money in getting the Said Peter Cured of the Said Wounds." In that "this misfortune took place while the Said Peter was laboring on the highway," the petitioner “prays your Honourable Body to grant him a Relief adequate to the injury he has Sustained."
Result:postponed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11381205, #11381605, #11381606, #11382113, #11382116; Sponsor: Robert Witherspoon, Senate, Claremont District (1821)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382111

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 1821 #92
  • Page: frames 222-23
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0222-23

Processing Information

Record Created:1/4/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2008 8:16:00 PM