Petition #11380903


Timothy Barton seeks compensation for his slave named Jack, who "was arrested for wounding and maiming a white man by the name of William Fairey, and by a Court of Justices and freeholders was tried for his life and was sentenced to be executed for the same." Citing that Jack was valued at $400 before his death, the petitioner "prays your Honorable body to make such provision for his indemnity as you may think him entitled to." The court sentenced Jack “to be hanged by the neck for ten minutes and afterwards that his Body should be burnt.”

Result: Granted.

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