Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381618 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of the Said State (, )
Filing Date:1816-June-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Saxon informs the court that William and Coleman McClure "Recovered a Judgment against your Orator" for $2003. In order to pay said debt, Saxon agreed to sell some of his land and a "family of Negroes" at public auction. Prior to the auction, William McClure and Saxon agreed that the said William "would purchase it ... himself or authorise some other person to do it for him and that the same should be afterwards resold at private Sale in as advantageous a manner as possible and that your Orator should have the benefit of the resale." Saxon reports that William McClure authorized Robert Creswell to purchase the property and "allow your Orator the benefits of a Resale;" however, due to his "embarrassed circumstances," Saxon asked Creswell to resell the land, with the profits applied to his said judgments. The petitioner charges that Creswell did sell said land but that "your Orator was not credited for one cent for the resale of the lands as was agreed." Saxon therefore prays that Creswell "may be Decreed to account and pay over to your Orator" the $287-profit from said sale.
# of Petition Pages:3
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381618

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1816--7
  • Box: 2
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  • Microfilm: Order #891, Reel D1278

Processing Information

Record Created:9/22/2000
Record Final Edited:8/25/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/19/2005 2:49:00 PM