Petition #11382120


Auguste Genty, a native of France, represents that he "is the proprietor of a female Slave named Sophia, to whom he has become greatly attached on account of her faithful and affectionate conduct towards him." Genty acknowledges that he "incautiously postponed" emancipating said slave "from day to day, and from year to year, until he understood, that an act was passed at the last session of the Legislature which prevents his performance of an act that would be so grateful to his feelings, and which the said Sophia has been anxiously expecting." He therefore prays that his application be taken "into serious consideration" and that it be answered "by adopting such means as may effect the emancipation of the said Sophia." Genty attests that Sophia "is a person of good moral character and capable of maintaining herself by her own personal labour."

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