Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382125 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The State of South Carolina To the Honorable The President and the Honorable the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1821

General Petition Information

Abstract:Phillipe Stanislaus Noisette, "Botanist of Charleston," reveals that he "has, under peculiar circumstances become the Father of Six children begotten upon his faithful Slave named Celestine." Noisette admits that "it has been the intention of your petitioner for many years past by complying with the then existing Laws of the State, to emancipate the said Celestine and such of her children as were then alive, but unfortunately, he procrastinated the measure until after the passage of the late Law upon this subject." The petitioner therefore prays that his "peculiarly unfortunate" situation be given consideration as he fears "should any accident befal him, his own children and their mother, who by her exemplary conduct is well entitled to her freedom, would probably all become the slaves of another."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Certificate, Robert R. Giggy, et al., ca.1821; Sponsor: James McKibben, Senate, Union District (1820-1828)
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11382125

Slaves:7
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 ND #1880
  • Page: frames 518-21
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 518-21

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/27/2008 11:25:00 AM