Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11384702 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of South Carolina
Filing Date:1847-November-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Perry seeks compensation for a slave, Prince, who was convicted and hanged "for poisoning with intent to kill." Perry asserts that "the slave being a prime and valuable fellow, your Petitioner has consequently experienced great loss." Prince was appraised at five hundred dollars. Prince's nephew, Thomas, testified that his said uncle gave him "3 lumps large as the end of his finger" and that Prince told him "to put it in the coffee & let nobody know."
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Appraisal of Prince, 19 November 1847; Certificate of Execution, 19 November 1847; Copy of the Record of the Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas, Colleton District, State v. Prince, 5 November 1847; Sponsor: Richard Stobo Bedon, House, St. George Dorchester (1844-1847)
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11384702

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 1847 #22
  • Page: frames 1288-95
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1288-95

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/15/2008 12:00:00 PM