Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382008 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:So Carolina To the honble: &.--
Filing Date:circa 1820

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-six Edisto Island residents react "with alarm" to "the number of free negroes & people of Colour who have emigrated into the State," thus "increasing thereby an existing evil." The petitioners put forth some "immediate measures" for consideration and adoption. They propose that "all Negroes, bond or free" be banished "from the limits of this State"; that persons be prohibited "from emancipating his, her, or their Slave or Slaves upon any pretence whatever"; that the establishment of churches "for the exclusive worship of negroes and coloured people" be banned; that curtailing the travel of "free negroes and coloured people, visiting the Eastern States for ordination, or other religious purposes and returning" is necessary in order to control this "grievous evil," as the newly ordained ministers "return to this State to disseminate sentiments highly inimical to the best interests of this Country"; and that the "suffering [of] Schools for negroes" be prohibited and the leaders of said enterprises "immediately be arrested & Banished from this State."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:See PAR #11382005
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382008

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #1870
  • Page: frames 296-299
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 296-299

Processing Information

Record Created:7/24/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/27/2008 5:04:00 PM