Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11384205 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honobl. President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1842

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Strohecker and other South Carolina slave owners seek compensation for "the loss of Seventy or Eighty negro slaves on Board the Schooner Enterprize." He reports that said vessel, "through the stress of weather, was compelled to make a harbour on the Island of Bermuda, from a voyage from the District of Columbia in the United States, to the port of Charleston South Carolina, sometime in the year 1835." He further relates that "the vessel had but barely anchored in the harbour before she was boarded by the constituted authorities of the place, and the slaves, were forcibly seized, detained or set at liberty from their owners, in opposition to the determined efforts of the master and crew of the vessel." Strohecker argues that many of the owners are "Widows and orphans, who feel the loss very severely." Noting that said property had been insured by the Marine and Fire Insurance Company of Charleston, the petitioners "urge upon your honorable body, the justice and equity of your remunerating them for their severe losses."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: Ker Boyce, Senate, St. Philip and St. Michael (1840-1847)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11384205

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #2917
  • Page: frames 685-87
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 685-87

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/20/2008 3:49:00 PM