Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382127 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Hamilton represents that in the winter of 1820 he "was induced at the solicitation of a faithful Slave of the name of Robert belonging to the father of your petitioner to assist him in the purchase of his Son William belonging to a Wm Hall of Charleston." Hamilton states that the said Robert intended to repay the purchase price "from the profits of his Trade as a Bricklayer." He further notes that said agreement "was then in conformity with the subsisting Law to have his Son William a Boy of fourteen years of age emancipated." The petitioner reports, however, that he "is unable to fulfil his pledge" due to "the Act passed at your last session." Hamilton therefore prays that an act be passed "declaring the said William to be emancipated and forever free."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: Philip Moser, Senate, St. Philip and St. Michael (1819-1823)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382127

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #1750
  • Page: frames 575-77
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 575-77

Processing Information

Record Created:5/30/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/27/2008 10:05:00 AM