Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379208 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Jacob Read, Esquire, Speaker, and the rest of the Members of the Honorable the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina (READ, Jacob)
Filing Date:1792-December-11

General Petition Information

Abstract:Daniel O'Hara and John Connolly, the "Owners of the Brigantine Kate," represent that, "in prospect of the prohibition against the importation of Negroes ceasing on" 1 January 1793, they "fitted out" their vessel "at a very considerable Expence" and loaded it "with the produce & Manufactures of this State" that "is already on board, and Shipments agreed for with other persons." They further assert that they "will be much injured & sustain a considerable Loss, (particularly your Petitioner Danl. OHara, who has twenty six Negroes, already purchased, in Africa) if the said Vessel is prevented from compleating her intended Voyage by a further Prohibition of the Importation of Negroes." The petitioners pray "that if any Bill should pass for further prohibiting the Importation of Negroes into this State, an Exception may be especially made as to the Said Brigatine Kate, & that she may be permitted to compleat her Cargo & return to the Port of Charleston with a Cargo of Slaves."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11379209; Note: the 1792 bill prohibiting importation of slaves from Africa, "or other places beyond the sea," passed the Senate and House, on 21 December 1792
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379208

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1792 #193
  • Page: frames 863-65
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 863-65

Processing Information

Record Created:9/3/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/26/2008 2:27:00 PM