Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385905 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1859

General Petition Information

Abstract:Allen Yates of Choctaw County, Alabama, seeks compensation for a runaway slave, Anthony, who absconded in 1846. Anthony was captured by the sheriff of Union District, South Carolina, and sold to William Smith, who now retains possession. Yates argues that he was unaware of the sale and asks for $293.24, plus interest, in compensation--the amount after expenses collected by the sheriff and turned over to the Commissioner of Public Buildings in Union District.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, William L. Mitchell, Choctaw County, Alabama, 21 May 1859; Certificate, Joshua Morse, Choctaw County, Alabama, 12 August 1859
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11385905

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1859 #59
  • Page: frames 1083-86
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1083-1086

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2008 3:00:00 PM