Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380209 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and other Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1802

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Clements reminds the legislature that it passed a law in 1801 that required "the Commissioners of Roads in St. Thomas and St. Dennis Parish to assess a Tax upon the Male Slaves between Sixteen and Fifty years of age in the said Parishes, for the purpose of putting and keeping in repair the causeway leading to the ferry of William Clement." The petitioner charges that said act has not "in any respect [been] complied with" and that the "causeway (owing to that circumstance) remains in ... [an] almost impassable condition." Of the opinion that "it will not require more than half a dollar per head on the said Slaves to carry the same into execution," Clement "hopes that the above, or some other certain mode will be adapted to effect the intention aforesaid."
Result:referred to Committee on Roads
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: Samuel Warren, Senate, St. James Santee (1800-1813, 1832-1834)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11380209

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 ND #1782
  • Page: frames 914-16
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 914-16

Processing Information

Record Created:10/21/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/10/2008 6:02:00 PM