Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385201 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The State of South Carolina Barnwell District} [To the South Carolina House of Representatives]
Filing Date:1852-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Failing to file a tax return, Joseph Allen was issued a writ of fieri facias by the Barnwell District tax office and was forced to pay $207.52 in taxes, double the amount he claims to owe. Allen argues that he failed to file his return "in consequence of the sickness of the Tax Collector. In addition, he asserts that the 1851 assessment “was governed by the last return of your Petitioner and did include in his assessment one hundred and two negroes at fifty-six (56) cents per head making the sum of fifty seven dollars and twelve cents ($57.12) which said one hundred and two negroes had been removed from this State [to Louisiana] prior to the 30th Sept 1851.” He seeks reimbursement.
Result:referred to Ways and Means Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Affidavit, R. Keenan, 17 November 1852; Affidavit, [Joseph D. Allen], 16 November 1852
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11385201

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 1852 #4
  • Page: frames 843-49
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 843-49

Processing Information

Record Created:10/16/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2008 2:51:00 PM