Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385501 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:State of South Carolina To the Honorable the House of Representatives of the said State
Filing Date:1855-November-28

General Petition Information

Abstract:Dr. Edward Ware, a resident of Athens, Georgia, seeks compensation for a runaway slave, Pressly, who absconded three-and-a-half years ago. He reports that Pressly made his way to South Carolina, "was arrested in the City of Charleston and lodged in the work House as a fugitive, that he assumed the name of Joe Brown and pretended to be free." Ware further relates that "under that name he was duly advertised and sold" and that "in consequence of the assumed name and the pretended and assumed freedom of said slave, no notice whatever ever reached your petitioner as to his arrest and confinement in the work House." Noting that $392.66 (the net proceeds from the sale of said Pressly) has been deposited in the state treasury, Ware prays "that the sum of money now in the Treasury of the state arising from the sale of the slave of your Petitioner be directed by your Honorable Body to be paid over to him."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Certificate, A. T. Gaillard, 29 November 1855; Certificate, W. H. Inglesby, 29 November 1855; Certificate, H. T. Laval, 29 November 1855; Sponsor: Henry Campbell King, House, St. Philip and St. Michael (1852-1855)
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11385501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1855 #24
  • Page: frames 1068-73
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1068-73

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2008 5:13:00 PM