Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382501 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honble the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:1825-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Joseph Streable states that John Chavis, a free man of color, petitioned in 1823 to secure a pension for his service during the Revolutionary War; said petition was denied "in consequence of his not having appointed a Guardian (which law he was ignorant of) previously to such application." Streable, confident that the next session would grant said Chavis his pension, became "security for the aforesaid poor old veteran to save him from starving." He declares, however, that "in order to save the poor old man," he "has nearly become bankrupt himself." Reporting that Chavis "was killed by the fall of a tree," the petitioner prays your Honble body to remunerate him for his charity to one so deserving your support as the aforesaid John Chavis -- particularly when the sum requisite is so small as one hundred and ten Dollars."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11382321; Sponsor: Thomas Lehre Jr., House, St. Matthew (1818-1821, 1824-1825)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382501

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
  • Page: frames 321-22
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 321-322

Processing Information

Record Created:1/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/9/2008 11:28:00 AM