Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11384504 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The State of South Carolina To the Honorable the Legislature of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1845-November-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Priscilla Jessup, a free woman of color, "has considerable property -- That she owns among other things, her husband John, a negro man," whom she purchased in 1834; since his purchase, John's condition, "in consequence of the love and affection which she bears to him has been that only of nominal servitude." Averring John to have always been "industrious, honest faithfull and obedient," the petitioner asks that he be emancipated. Jessup fears "in the event of her death, John ... will fall into other hands in the condition of a slave."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, N. McCants, John R. Tarvaut, 4 November 1845; Certificate, Larkin Reynolds, et al., 14 November 1845; Sponsor, George W. Pressly, House (1842-1849)
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11384504

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
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  • Document Number 1845 #33
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  • Page: frames 688-91
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 688-91

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/15/2008 11:36:00 AM