Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382116 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Sumter
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Speaker & members of the House of Representatives 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 roads and assist in repairing the Public High way leading from Sumterville to Black River." According to Tisdale, while his slave Peter “was Labouring on the said Public High way a tree was unfortunately and accidentally fallen on him which broke both of his thighs ... and also his left wrist which rendered him forever unable to do much labour 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 get the Said Peter cured." In that "this misfortune took place while the said Peter was labouring on the High way," the petitioner “prays your Honorable body to grant him a relief adequate to the injury he has sustained."
Result:granted $253.25
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit, John B. Miller, 23 November 1816; Receipt, Francis Tisdale to Dr. A. N. Bethune, 23 November 1816; Statement, James Haynsworth, 22 November 1816; Deposition, Jonathan Wilder, John Draughon, 25 November 1816; see PARs #11381205, #11381605, #11381606, #11382111, #11382113; Sponsor: Thomas Dugan Jr., House, Claremont District (1820-1829)
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 11382116

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 #98
  • Page: frames 224-31
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0224-31

Processing Information

Record Created:1/4/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2008 8:27:00 PM