Petition #11379904


Isaac Matthews, being "a good Citizen," represents that he obeyed the call of the "Commissioners of the Navigation of Black River, to furnish hands, as required by law to clear out the said River in the Month of Sepr. 1798" and that he sent "his legal Quota of Slaves, to assist in clearing the said river." Matthews reports, however, that "one Prime young negro man Slave named Sam, about 23 years of age, of unblemished character, drowned, in Said River, in the execution of his duty." The petitioner therefore "hopes you will grant him such relief as to you, in your Wisdom, Shall Seem meet."

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