Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382229 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Laurens
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the honourable, the President, and other members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1822

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel Cook represents that "on the 21st day of July last, a negro fellow, the property of your Petitioner, was convicted of administering to your petitioner's family some poisonous substance, with an intent to destroy their lives, and sentenced to be hanged on the 11th day of August following." Cook declares, however, that "in the interval between the passing of the sentence and time appointed for his execution the said negro, while in gaol, and in the custody of the law, put an end to his own existence." The petitioner therefore prays that his case be taken into consideration and he be granted "such remuneration for the loss of his said slave, as shall be deemed just & equitable."
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11382207, #11382208; Sponsor: Benjamin James, Senate, Laurens District (1818-1824)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382229

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 ND #1681
  • Page: frames 220-21
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0220-21

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/3/2008 4:23:00 PM