Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383402 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To His Exellency Robert Y. Hayne [To the General Assembly]
Filing Date:1834-July-3

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charleston resident Edward Carew seeks leniency for his slave Isaac, sentenced to twelve months solitary confinement and three hundred lashes for striking his slave wife in the head with a hoe handle and causing her death. The petitioner believes Isaac will not survive and contends the punishment does not fit the offense. He asserts that "the Case is not distinguishable from many others of conflicts between people of this description -- no such violence was used by the Prisoner as should have excited an apprehension of fatal consequence" and that "the death of Kettura may be regarded in some measure as accidental." Carew further concludes that "the evidence only shews a common instance of a quarrel between a negro and his wife which are of frequent occurrence and not deemed to merit more than moderate correction."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Copy of Report of Trial, State v. Isaac, 30 June 1834
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 11383402

Slaves:3
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 1834 #20
  • Page: frames 1247-59
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames1247-59

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2008 4:33:00 PM