Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383805 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate & House of Representatives
Filing Date:circa 1838

General Petition Information

Abstract:"By a Long life of Care and industry," James Paterson, a free person of color, purchased his wife, Sarah, and his two children, George and Mary. Paterson seeks exemption from the law prohibiting the manumission of slaves and requests permission to free his family, "so that the honest industry, the unwearied pains and untiring efforts of a Father & Husband may not be lossed to him entirely."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Statement of Support, William M. Kennedy, et al., ca. 1838; Sponsor: Benjamin Thomas Elmore, Richland District, House (1836-1839)
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11383805

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 ND #2923
  • Page: frames 394-96
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 394-396

Processing Information

Record Created:1/27/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2008 11:03:00 AM