Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381002 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Honorable, the Speaker and members fo the house of Representatives of the State aforesaid
Filing Date:1810-November-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred one residents of Georgetown submit that they "suffer seriously from the insufficiency of the provisions of the Law for the prevention of illicit traffic with negroes." They believe that "a considerable portion of the crops raised in the vicinity of the said town is sold by Negroes, without tickets; several hundred bushels of rough rice having been found, at different times in the possession of petty shopkeepers, who raised no rice and who could hardly, in any other way, have obtained such large quantities of produce." Purporting that "the love of plunder" has greatly increased, the petitioners point out that "these evil-disposed persons ... have several times attempted to set fire to the town." They therefore pray that their situation be taken into consideration and that they be granted "such pecuniary aid" as to enable "the Town Council of said town to hire a Guard for the protection of the said town."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11381002

People Associated with Petition 11381002

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 1810 #75
  • Page: frames 842-45
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 842-45

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/8/2008 8:16:00 AM