Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11378601 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and the Members of the Honorable Senate of the State of South Carolina in General Assembly met
Filing Date:1786-February-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charleston resident William Livingston appeals to the legislature for relief regarding the slave Dublin, who "hath been Confined in the Work House of this City for near these three Years last past." Livingston states that Dublin has been doomed "to perpetual Imprisonment for an Offence (which tho' highly Criminal)" does not warrant life in prison. He further argues that the "Magistrate and freeholders who passed such Sentence ... have exceeded the bounds of Jurisdiction with which they are legally invested." Livingston reveals that he and his minor brother and sister inherited said slave from their father's estate and that they "are greatly injured and agreeived, by being so Long deprived of his Labour and Service Contrary to Law and Equity." He "therefore now begs leave to remonstrate against the Proceedings had, and Sentence passed."
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11378601

People Associated with Petition 11378601

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1786 #63
  • Page: frames 1096-97
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1096-97

Processing Information

Record Created:8/31/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:1/20/2008 3:13:00 PM