Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383004 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Sumter
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Speaker and members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:1830-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hardy Stuckey, the guardian and administrator of the late James Slanter, a free man of color, states that the said Slanter died possessed of "a small tract of land of about fifty acres and some personal property in value about three hundred dollars." Stuckey reveals that Slanter "wished your petitioner to take the little property he had, and to sell the same, and after indemnifying himself for his trouble and expenses to bestow the rest upon his children who were slaves and owned by Edmund Stuckey the father of your petitioner." The petitioner, having been advised that Slanter's estate "may be subject to and claimed as an Escheat," prays that "all claim to the Estate of the said James both real and personal may be remitted in favour of your petitioner, according to the wishes and for the purposes & intention expressed by the said James."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, James Corbet, 25 November 1830; Sponsor: Thomas R. English, House, Claremont District (1830-18931)
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11383004

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1830 #63
  • Page: fames 357-60
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, fames 357-360

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/5/2008 4:07:00 PM