David Kain acknowledges that, in "the heat of Passion," he had "the misfortune to wound a negro man of the Estate of John Deas Esquire in such a manner as to prove mortal." He further reports that he was sentenced "to pay a Fine of Fifty Pounds Sterling to the State & to be confined in the Common Gaol untill it should be discharged." Revealing that he "sincerely laments & is truly penitent for" said incident, Kain claims that he possesses "no Property wherewith to pay the said Fine." Without the intervention of the legislature, he explains, he faces the grim prospect "of ending his days in confinement." He therefore "humbly craves the humane interposition of your honorable House."
Result: Referred to committee.
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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina