Petition #11386005


Charles O. Lamotte represents that Lizzie Jones, a free person of color, "desiring voluntarily to enter into a state of servitude, chose your petitioner as her master." Lamotte is well "aware that he could not hold the said free woman as his slave under said deed unless your honorable body would sanction the will of the said free woman and by an act of the General Assembly perfect his title to her, which your petitioner respectfully prays may be done." The petitioner "believes that such a course would have a salutary effect upon that class of the population, as well as the slave population in whom we are more particularly interested."

Result: Referred to committee on colored population.

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