Petition #11382212


Lewis R. Sams represents that on 27 May 1822 "a negro man slave belonging to your Petitioner named Carolina was tried in the Town of Beaufort ... for the crime of striking a white man and found guilty of the same and by the said Court sentenced to be hung." Certifying that the sentence "was carried into execution on the 2nd day of August following," Sams asserts that said Court neglected "to appraise said slave before passing sentence as the Law in such cases requires" and that he "has been deprived of compensation for said slave.” He therefore prays "that your Honourable Body will grant him the same."

Result: Referred to special committee.

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