Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382507 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina Union District To the Honorable the president and members of the Senate
Filing Date:circa 1825

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dr. Hugh Davitt asks to be compensated for his attendance "as a surgeon" on Joel Foster, who was arrested "for the crimes of negroe and horse stealing." Davitt recounts that the said Foster, "at the time of his arrest ... attempted to make his escape when he received a dangerous wound from the shot of a gun." The petitioner "further states that his services while attending on the said prisoner amounted to the sum of twenty six dollars, which he prays may be paid." Foster was later executed in Abbeville.
Result:referred to Claims Committee; granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Hugh Davitt, 18 November 1825; Sponsor: James McKibben, Senate, Union District (1820-1828)
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11382507

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #682
  • Page: frames 944-49
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 944-49

Processing Information

Record Created:1/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:7/14/2008 11:02:00 AM