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Petition of John Coachman

John, Coachman (1822-00-00)

Category:Slave Petitions

Source:South Carolina Department of Archives and A History Columbia, S.C.

Subject:Denmark Vesey



To the Honorable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
The Humble petition of John Coachman of Georgetown district respectfully Sheweth-
That your

Petitioner was the owner of a certain Negro man slave named Charles, otherwise called Charles Prioleau which said Negro was tried by a Court of Magistrates and Freeholders, for attempting to raise an insurrection among the slaves of this State, and condemned to be hanged that the said Court subsequent to the praying sentence on the said Negro but prior to his execution appraised and valued him at the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars and forty five cents. And your Petitioner further shew that the said Negro man was executed on the 18 day of September, agreeably to the sentence which had been past upon him.
Wherefore your Petitioner prays that the said sum of one hundred and twenty two dollar and forty five cents/ being the amount at which the said court valued and appraised the said Negro may be granted him. And your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. -------
John Coachman

Appraised and valued the Said Negro man named Charles Prioleau at one hundred and twenty two dollars 45 cents. I direct the sum of one hundred and twenty two dollars 45 cents to be paid to John Coachman Esq. the owner of Said Negro Agreeable to the Act of Assembly in that court made and provided.

Certified this 17th September 1829
Wm S Herriot
Thomas Goodard Freeholder
E. Waterman

South Carolina
Georgetown District

At a Court of justice and Freeholder held at Georgetown in Said District on the 16th day of September in the year of Our Lord 1829

Present
William Harvey Justices
John R. Easlsting
Stephen Ford Freeholders
E. Waterman
Col J. Herriot
Thomas Godard
R. J. W. Allston

The State against a Negro Man named Charles Prioleau, the property of John Coachman Esq. The Courts met and proceeded to the trials of the Prisoner agreeable to the direction of the act of Affembly in that case made and provided; and after examining the Witnesses for and against the prisoner and hearing his defence, the Court found him Guilty, and passed on him sentence of DEATH. But previously a summing and ordering the Said sentence to be executed.