Petition #11385806


Sixteen-year-old free mulatto Lucy Andrews, the daughter of a slave and a white woman, seeks to "go voluntarily into Slavery, and select her own Master." Andrews, who is the mother of an infant, is unable to find employment except for brief periods. The petitioner reveals "that she sees, and knows, to her own sorrow, and regret, that Slaves are far more happy, and enjoy themselves far better, than she does, in her present isolated condition of freedom." Admitting that she "prefers Slavery to freedom, in her present condition," Andrews prays that an act be passed "authorizing, and permitting her, to go voluntarily, into Slavery."

Result: Referred to committee on colored population; recommend passage of bill to address such petitions.

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