Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382918 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable, the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1829-November-2

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-four residents of Kershaw District petition on behalf of Joseph Mickle, who purchased James Walker, a free person of color, who was "sold for his Taxes"; for a five-year term of service, Mickle paid $215.37, "it being the amount claimed by the Tax Collector." The petitioners report, however, that the said Walker "made his escape from said Mickle and got into No Carolina, where it seems he was liberated and set entirely free by the Authorities of that state." The residents charge that Walker "is a man of general bad character" and that he "was suspected of setting fire to houses in the night, breaking open Stores and meat Houses." They further allege that he "a habitual drunkard, and we really think him capable of any outrage for which depravity could prepare the human mind." The petitioners therefore pray that Mickle's note be cancelled.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11382917; Sponsor: Chapman Levy, House, Kershaw District (1812-1813, 1828-1831)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382918

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
  • Document Number 1829 #103
  • Page: frames 354-56
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 354-356

Processing Information

Record Created:10/12/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/20/2008 6:25:00 PM