Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11379314 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the honble the Presidt & Members of the house the Senate of the State afd
Filing Date:1793-December-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Ramsay, both as president of the Santee Canal Company and for the company's directors, asks that the slaves "now working on the Santee Canal" be exempt "from performing & being made liable to perform any of the road duty in this State." Ramsay acknowledges that the said slaves presently "employed” on the Canal service are "engaged in a Service extremely beneficial to this Country and are liable to be called upon by the Commissioners of the high Roads in the parish to work on the Roads which will retard the accomplishment" of the canal work.
Result:referred to committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11379411; Sponsor: David Ramsay, Senate, St. Philip and St. Michael (1791-1798)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11379314

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number 1793 #129
  • Page: frames 694-96
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 694-96

Processing Information

Record Created:10/19/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/24/2008 3:41:00 PM