Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383603 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1836

General Petition Information

Abstract:Moses Irvin, a seventy-five-year-old free person of color emancipated for his "faithful services" during the Revolutionary War, seeks to free his wife Harriet and the "two children, which she has born him." Representing that both he and Harriet, whom he purchased, "are far advanced in years," the petitioner "is rendered very unhappy by the situation of his children, who are the persons that he would leave what little he has to, but who are in danger of being seized after his death as vacant property - and confiscated for the use of the State." He therefore "humbly asks your attention to his appeal to your humanity" and "prays that you would be pleased to sanction his children's freedom by allowing them to follow the condition of their father."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement of Support, Basil Manly, et al., 19 October 1829; Statement of Support, Basil Manly, 14 November, 1836; Joseph Lynah to James L. Pettigru, 29 November 1836
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11383603

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1836 #40
  • Page: frames 384-90
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 384-390

Processing Information

Record Created:3/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/5/2008 11:34:00 AM