Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382319 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Lexington
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and Other Members of the Senate of South Carolina
Filing Date:1823-December-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:George Haltiwanger, sheriff of the Lexington District, seeks compensation for "dieting" Peter, a slave tried in August 1823 "for Burglary with an intent to commit a rape and was Sentenced to corporal punishment imprisonment and to be transported beyond the limits of this State in thirty days." The sheriff reports, however, that Peter remained in jail until December when his "transportation was respited & his imprisonment remmitted by his Excellency the Governor of the State of South Carolina." Haltiwanger therefore asks that he be granted "the usual Compensation allowed by Law for Dieting negroes." His "account for Dieting the within mentioned negro" came to $27.50, or twenty-five cents a day for one hundred and ten days; he also listed a fifty-three-cent-fee for "Committing & Releasing" the said Peter.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Account, George Haltiwanger, 2 December 1823; Sponsor: Jacob Swygert, Senate, Lexington District (1822-1828)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382319

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1823 #65
  • Page: frames 1171-72
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1171-72

Processing Information

Record Created:1/10/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/9/2008 10:24:00 AM