Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11381710 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the Legislature of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1817-November-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Harris, a resident of York District "near the North Carolina Line," asks that he be allowed to bring six-year-old Susan and three-year-old Linda into South Carolina. Harris reports that he purchased said slave children "through motives of humanity" and "with the sole intention of making them a part of his family"; Harris "now owns and has owned the Mother of Said Children." Avowing that "it is not his intention to sell them, offer them for Sale, or in any wise dispose of them contrary to the Laws of this State," he prays that "he may be enabled, by an act of your honourable body to bring Said Children within the limits of this State, to their Mother, their Master, & their much desired Home."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PAR #11381711; Sponsor: Thomas Robertson, House, York District (1809-1812, 1814-1817)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11381710

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 1817 #143
  • Page: frames 782-83
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 782-83

Processing Information

Record Created:10/26/1993
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2008 11:49:00 AM