Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382314 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:to the honourables Speaker & Members of the Senate house of Representatives
Filing Date:circa 1823

General Petition Information

Abstract:Izidore Labatut, "afflicted with a great Deafness," requests the manumission of his slave Louiza and her four children. Foreign-born Labatut reports that he has been "a Resident in this City of Charleston upwards of twenty five years" and that the said Louiza has provided "important services" to him over the twelve-year-period in which he suffered from a painful disease. He further attests that, "during this long period of Services," he was "twice Saved from Dreadfull fire at night by her Vigilance." The petitioner reveals that six years ago, in consequence of her "good conduct," he promised "to emancipate her, together with her children." Labatut therefore solicits the House of Representatives "to take my petition into Consideration, and to grant me the permission to Keep my promise, as a man of honor, in emancipating the said Coloured woman Louiza with her four children, as she is very worthy of Such a reward for her Good qualities and Behaviour."
Result:referred to Committee on Emancipations; rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, F. Decamps, et al., ca. 1823; see PAR #11382323
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382314

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 1823 #135
  • Page: frames 603-04
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 603-604

Processing Information

Record Created:1/10/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/9/2008 8:54:00 AM