Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385701 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:The State of South Carolina To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives sitting in General Assembly
Filing Date:1857-October

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Desverneys, a free person of color "now very much advanced in years" and "enfeebled by the failure of health combined with the decrepitude of age," seeks an increase in his "annuity of Fifty Dollars," which he received as remuneration for his part in the betrayal of the insurrection plotted by Denmark Vesey in 1822. With a large family to support and "now no longer able to work for their support," the petitioner "ventures to appeal to the generosity of the State to increase in his old age that bounty, which they voluntarily and of their own accord tendered to him in his youth."
Result:favorable $150
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement of Support, G. Robertson, et al., October 1857
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11385701

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1857 #1
  • Page: frames 424-28
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 424-428

Processing Information

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