Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385902 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:[To the General Assembly of South Carolina] (, )
Filing Date:1859-December-1

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rev. W. P. Hill wrote Gen. S. McGowen that a certain Elizabeth Jane Bug, a free woman of color, "has been anxious, apparently, for more than twelve months to become my slave" and is tonight [1 December 1859] "again persuading Mrs Hill & myself to take her as a slave in connection with a child about 11 months old." Hill asks McGowen to "have the kindness to attend to it or inform me what course to pursue." He further states that "you Can Consider this as a petition from her to the above effect."
Result:referred to Committee on Colored Population
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Sponsor: Samuel McGowan, House, Abbeville District (1850-1861, 1864, 1878-1880)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11385902

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
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  • Document Number 1859 #54
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  • Page: frames 973-74
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 973-74

Processing Information

Record Created:10/17/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/1/2008 7:45:00 PM