Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386101 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate & House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1861-November-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eighteen-year-old free mulatto Lucy Andrews, the daughter of a slave and a white woman, requests that she and daughter Emily be made the slaves of W. Henry Duncan. She laments that "in her present status of Free person of Color, She is necessarily excluded from the Society, protection, support & direction of the white class, and at the same time she is deprived of all social intercourse with the slave population." Considering her condition to be "an isolated and helpless one," Andrews reports that she has lived "in the family of W. Henry Duncan ... upon his plantation for the last four years enjoying his protection & support & she is satisfied that it would be best for her to become his slave & thus secure to herself the benefit of a Master, protector & friend." The petitioner therefore prays "that she & her child Emily be made the Slaves of the said W. Henry Duncan."
Result:bill drawn, not enacted into law
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #11385806; #11386302; Certificate, J. R. Hunter, et al., ca. 1861; Report of Committee on Colored Population, ca. 1861; Recommendation for a Bill to Authorize William Jackson and Lucy Andrews to select their owners and go into slavery, ca. 1861; Postponed
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11386101

Free Persons of Color:3
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly. See also General Assembly, Committee Reports, #96, #97
  • Document Number #97

Processing Information

Record Created:8/26/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 5:08:00 PM