Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386005 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Laurens
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina Laurens District} To the Honorable the Legislature of So Ca
Filing Date:circa 1860

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charles O. Lamotte represents that Lizzie Jones, a free person of color, "desiring voluntarily to enter into a state of servitude, chose your petitioner as her master." Lamotte is well "aware that he could not hold the said free woman as his slave under said deed unless your honorable body would sanction the will of the said free woman and by an act of the General Assembly perfect his title to her, which your petitioner respectfully prays may be done." The petitioner "believes that such a course would have a salutary effect upon that class of the population, as well as the slave population in whom we are more particularly interested."
Result:referred to Committee on Colored Population
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deed, Lizzie Jones to C. O. Lamotte, 31 January 1859; Sponsor: William Dunlap Simpson, Senate, Laurens District (1860-1862)
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 11386005

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1859 #55
  • Page: frames 454-58
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 454-458

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 4:24:00 PM