Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386001 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1860

General Petition Information

Abstract:John H. Hood reports that Marcus Tuttle deserted his blind, seventy-year-old slave named Burrell in 1858. He declares that said Tuttle "ran away from this State, leaving behind him, his old Negro Man Slave named Burrell ... nearly totaly blind, in a very helpless, and destitute condition and utterly unable to support himself." The petitioner further states that said Burrell, "after he was deserted by his Master, wandered away and got to the House of Your Petitioner"; Hood, "prompted by feelings of humanity ... took charge of him and has kept, clothed, and supported him from the first of December 1858 until the 14th day of October 1860, at which time, last mentioned, the said Slave Burrell departed this life." The petitioner therefore prays that he be allowed "such compensation, for keeping and supporting" said slave "as in your judgment you may think him entitled to."
Result:referred to Claims Committee; $45
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11386002; Sponsor: John Williams, House, Lancaster District (1858-1861)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11386001

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 #2837
  • Page: frames 966-68
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 966-68

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/1/2008 7:14:00 PM