Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11380601 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives
Filing Date:1806-December-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nathaniel Heywood, John Gibbes, Ann Gibbes and Daniel Blake oppose a petition that proposes to establish a public landing on “one or other” of their plantations along the Combahee River. They say that a public landing would be met with "very great inconvenience to the Owners thereof, as it would expose their settlements to all the disadvantages which usually attend a Vicinity to public Landings, by giving free access to their plantations to the Idle and the Vagrant" and to the "pedling boats which frequent the river, who want only a public Landing as a Station to enable them to remain in the Vicinity of the large and productive rice plantations, for the purpose of trading with the Negroe Slaves, to the very great loss of the Owners, and Corruption of such Slaves." The petitioners contend, moreover, that there is an "already established" public landing at Dunhams, three miles away by land and five or six by water, used by rice planters in that area of St. Bartholomew's Parish.
Result:referred to Committee on Roads
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Deposition, William Patterson, 21 September 1806; Deposition, John A. Cuthbert, 25 November 1806; J. E. McPherson to Nathaniel Hayward, 26 November 1806
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11380601

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 1806 #92
  • Page: frames 894-02
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 894-02

Processing Information

Record Created:9/22/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:3/22/2008 6:01:00 PM