Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382905 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The State of South Carolina To the Honorable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives of the said State
Filing Date:1829-October-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Busby, a free man of color, proudly proclaims that "he entered the army of the Revolution in the Militia of this State in the early part of the year 1777." Busby states that "although he was a regular enlisted soldier, it so happened that the discharge of his other duties [protecting the provisions of his company] prevented his taking a part in any important engagement." The petitioner, now nearly eighty years old and infirm, reports that "for his services which he flatters himself were important to his country he never received any compensation whatever." Confiding that he is "no longer able to work for his support," Busby prays "that he may be placed on the pension list and thereby kept free from absolute want for the short period he has to live."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Schedule of the Estate of John Busby, [23 October 1823]; Report of the Committee on Pensions, 30 November 1829; see PAR #1382903; Sponsor: Willis Jennings Duncan, House, Barnwell District (1818-1821, 1826-1829)
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11382905

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 #949
  • Page: frames 477-80
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 477-80

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/3/2008 9:11:00 PM