Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382801 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and Members of the Senate (, )
Filing Date:1828-November-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Patterson, a free man of color born in Columbia, seeks to free his wife Sally, his son George, and his daughter Candice. Patterson, "a carpenter by trade," could "not raise a Sufficient Sum to affect that desirable and anxious object" of purchasing his family "until after the passage of the act prohibiting the freeing of slaves." The petitioner reports that he "made the purchase of his wife and Son in 1821 and paid for them One Thousand Dollars a Sum far beyond their value, his Son being at that time about Seven years old, and his wife not worth more than an ordinary female house Servant"; his daughter Candice was born after he had purchased his wife. "Anxious that they should be placed on a footing with himself," Patterson prays that "your Honorable Body ... will take the peculiar circumstances of his case into consideration and make his wife and children free."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement of Support, John G. Dunlap, 27 November 1828; Statement of Support, B. T. Harris, et al., 27 November 1828
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11382801

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
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  • Document Number 1828 #73
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  • Page: frames 347-350
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 347-350

Processing Information

Record Created:1/27/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/18/2008 8:34:00 AM