Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380111 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:To the Honble John Ward and the other Members of the Honble the Senate of South Carolina (WARD, John)
Filing Date:1801-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:The President and other members of "The Company for the inland navigation from Santee to Cooper River" seek permission to import African slaves to work on the inland navigation project, which "is for the Interest of every Commercial and agricultural Country like this State." Having completed one phase of the operation, they argue that they must now build several roads and a ferry canal in the Santee Swamp. The petitioners acknowledge that said company is already one hundred thousand pounds in debt; in addition, they note the "wages of workmen and other labourers [are] very much enhanced." They therefore "presume to submit as an eligible mode the propriety of the Legislature granting them the licence of importing a competent number of Negro Slaves from Africa."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11380101
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11380111

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 ND #1094
  • Page: frames 870-72
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 870-72

Processing Information

Record Created:12/12/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/8/2008 9:29:00 PM