Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382208 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Laurens
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the honourable the Speaker & other members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1822-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Cook represents that "some time in the month of July in the year 1821, a negro fellow named Phill, the property of your Petitioner, was tried and convicted" of administering poison and was "sentenced to be hanged" the next month. Cook declares, however, "that some days previous to the time appointed for his execution, while he was in the custody of the gaoler ... the said negro put an end to his existence, by hanging himself in the dungeon of the gaol." The petitioner therefore prays that his case be taken into consideration and he be granted relief. Cook attests that said Phill was "appraised by the said Court, at the sum of Four hundred Dollars."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11382207, #11382229; Sponsor: Robert Cunningham, House, Laurens District (1820-1823)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382208

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 1822 #120
  • Page: frames 254-55
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0254-255

Processing Information

Record Created:1/5/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/3/2008 4:15:00 PM