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Petition of John Gibbes, Esq.
Series VII: Legal Documents, 1709-1858, and undated
Subseries 3. Petitions, 1709/1780, 1777, and undated
Gibbes, JohnBarnwell, John, 1748-1800Ferguson, ThomasHuger, JohnSouth Carolina. General Assembly
New-York Historical Society
Two-page petition submitted by John Gibbes, Esq., to the South Carolina General Assembly regarding payment for his recently executed slave. Name of slave is illegible.
Slavery--South Carolina--CharlestonPetitions--South Carolina--Charleston
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To the honourable John Matthews, Esquire, Speaker, and the rest of the Honourable the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. , , The Humble Petition of John Gibbes, , Sheweth, , That your Petition is entitled to the value of the Negro man named [?] executed pursuant to the order of the Justices mentioned in the annexed Certificate and appraised at the sum of seven hundred pounds current money. , , Your Petitioner therefore beg [sic] your Honourable [sic] House to take his case into consideration and order him immediate payment or to grant him such relief as in your wisdom shall seem meet. , , [Signed] John Gibbes, , Charlestown, 12 February 1777