Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386302 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Lancaster
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To The Honorable The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina (, )
Filing Date:1863-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-one-year-old Lucy Andrews petitions the legislature to enact a law making her and her two children, Emily and Robbin, the slaves of H. H. Duncan. She reports that she and her children have lived on the plantation for six years, and her husband, Robbin, is a slave belonging to Duncan. Before making her home on the Duncan plantation, Andrews states that she "had no permanent place of abode being necessitated to shift from place to place, and from time to time, in order to procure a livelihood.” The petitioner, “in view of the threatened difficulties in these times of scarcity of provisions and clothing and the consequent high prices of the same," therefore prays that an act be passed “making her (Lucy Andrews) and her two children Emily and Robbin slaves and the property of H. H. Duncan, so that she and her said children may have a permanent Home."
Result:postponed
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #11385806; #11386101; Statement, R. S. Beckham, 25 November 1863; Statement, H. H. Duncan, ca. 1863
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11386302

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:3
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/26/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 5:18:00 PM