Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382705 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and other Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1827-November-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Lance represents that fifty-five-year-old Abigail Jones, a free woman of color, moved from Charleston to New York City in 1823 "with her daughter Ann Deas and two grandchildren Abigail Jones Lee and John Lee, also free persons of color and natives of Charleston ... taking with them a girl named Martha, a Slave, as a Servant." He further reports that Abigail's husband Jehu "has always continued to reside in Charleston." The petitioner states that "the said Jehu Jones is far advanced in years, being of the age of Fifty Eight Years, and is anxiously desirous of passing the remainder of his days in his native land, where he has always lived ... and is equally solicitous, as is she herself, that the said Wife with her said family should be allowed to return to this state." He attests that "the said Jehu and Abigail Jones ... are honest industrious and decent people, and have always sustained that reputation." Lance therefore prays "your honorable body ... to permit her, & her above named family and Servant, to return to her husband, her friends and the country of her birth."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Statement of Support, Harriett Horry, Sarah Baron, Sarah Russell, et al., ca. 1827; see PARs #11382304, #11382306, #11307087, #11306986, #11382329
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382705

Free Persons of Color:5
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1827 #102
  • Page: frames 330-33
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 330-33

Processing Information

Record Created:1/27/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/21/2008 2:43:00 PM