Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385903 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives, of the Legislature of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1859

General Petition Information

Abstract:John H. Hood reports that Marcus Tuttle adeserted his blind, seventy-year-old slave named Burrell in 1858. He declares that said Tuttle "ran off from this State, and on his way, set down said Slave on the public Road, in the Neighbourhood he had left, and abandoned him to his fate." Hood further states that said Burrell "wandered about in the Neighbourhood, and came to the House of your Petitioner, about the first of December 1858, when your Petitioner from feelings of humanity, rather than said Slave should starve, took charge of him, and has clothed, supported and maintained him ever since." The petitioner therefore prays that he be granted "such compensation, for the support, and maintenance of said Slave, as your wisdom may think just and proper."
Result:referred to Claims Committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11386001; Sponsor: John Williams, House, Lancaster District (1858-1861)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11385903

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #2838
  • Page: frames 969-70
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 969-70

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/1/2008 7:02:00 PM