Petition #11380003


Major Brown, the widow of Joseph Chandler Brown, laments that her husband "was killed on the spot" by the gunfire of "a gang of runaway negroes, the property of divers persons not living in that neighbourhood; and who infested that part of the country, then very thinly inhabited by white inhabitants." Brown reveals that she, "together with four small children, the oldest not thirteen years of age, are reduced to the utmost distress as the labor of the deceased was their only support." The petitioner, "confiding in the legallity of her claim, as sanctioned by the eighth paragraph of the Act for the better ordering & Governing Negroes, but yet more in the justice and humanity of this Honourable House," prays for relief.

Result: Referred to committee.

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