Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21385438 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To Their Honors the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1854-March-1
Ending Date:circa 1854-March

General Petition Information

Abstract:Louisa and T. D. Peurifoy seek to sell a slave, whom she holds in trust. In 1845, Louisa's grandfather, Zachariah S. Brooks, deeded to "Edmund Penn three negro slaves to wit Emily & her child Sarah & her brother Allen to be had & held in trust for" Louisa. Allen "is now about nineteen years old & is stout and able-bodied-- but the said Allen is at the same time refractory, insubordinate & unruly." The Peurifoys "have endeavored to control & govern him but in vain-- that the said Allen will not submit to their authority or discipline & the result has been that the said slave contributes but little to their comfort or profit." The Peurifoys pray that the court authorize Penn "to make sale" of Allen "and to invest the proceeds of such sale in the purchase of one or more negro slaves of more docile & submissive character."
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:Order, ca. March 1854
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21385438

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

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  • Microfilm: Reel 3, MD163

Processing Information

Record Created:7/10/1998
Record Final Edited:5/19/2004
Record Last Updated on:3/5/2007 3:58:00 PM