Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381610 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker & House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1816

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fifty-seven citizens of Orange Parish "consider themselves much aggriev'd on account of the Deficiency that to us appears in the present System of Law, in respect of Negro Slaves." They argue that the present statutes "only goes to punish for theft, by whipping Branding or cropping, and allows nothing by way of restitution, by which many poor Families become Sufferers in the Loss of Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Bacon Clothing &c." They therefore pray that their case be taken into consideration and that a law be passed "compelling owners of Slaves to make compensation for any thing Stolen by their Slaves."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11381607; Sponsor: Stephen Curry, House, Orange District (1810-1812, 1816-1817), Winton District (1800-1805)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381610

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 #1783
  • Page: frames 1150-52
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 1150-52

Processing Information

Record Created:2/28/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/1/2008 1:53:00 PM