Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381009 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity in and for the State aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:circa 1810

General Petition Information

Abstract:The children of the late Joseph Porcher ask that Thomas Wright Bacot, the administrator of their late father's estate, be permitted to sell "a large body of unproductive land" in order to discharge debts owed by the intestate. The petitioners represent that their father died in 1793, "leaving a considerable real & personal Estate, but incumbered with debts." They further purport that the debts "are now so considerable as to require an early sale of part of their said Father's Estate." Believing that "their Interests would be greatly injured by a Sale of the Negroes or other personal Estate," Porcher's children propose that a tract of land be sold instead "as soon as possible for the purpose of relieving the negroes from the aforesaid Incumbrances." Noting the administrator's refusal to proceed without the court's sanction, the petitioners pray that a tract of land "be forthwith sold, and the proceeds, as far as the same will go, applied to the discharge of the debts of the intestate."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs #21381008, #21384215
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381009

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Document Number 1810--roll 90
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  • Microfilm: Order #96, Reel D1268

Processing Information

Record Created:2/12/1999
Record Final Edited:8/24/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2005 5:33:00 PM