Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382321 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and members of the Senate of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1823

General Petition Information

Abstract:Suffering from wounds inflicted during the American Revolution, free black John Chavis seeks a soldier's pension. Chavis asserts that he enlisted in 1780 and served until "near the close of the war when he was discharged on account of the many wounds he received." Confiding that he "is now old and by reason of the said wounds is unable to support himself by his Labour," the petitioner prays that he be placed "on the pension list."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Deposition, Jacob Tolten, Effingham County, Georgia, 24 November 1823; see PAR #11382501
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11382321

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Comptroller General Accounts Audited for Revolutionary Services
  • Document Number AA #1213-[1]
  • Page: frames 319-20
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, Frames 319-320

Processing Information

Record Created:7/3/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/28/2008 5:53:00 PM