Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382017 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honble the President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1820

General Petition Information

Abstract:Fourteen "Inhabitants of Saint George Dorchester" seek to halt the "very common practice" of slaveholders allowing slaves to hire their own time. They complain that slaves are given "the same monthly Tickets, or tickets of a longer date, which Tickets not confining them to any particular Parish, or District, they are permited to go where they please, and of course are not Subject to the Patrol Laws, as they have no fixed residence or place of work." The petitioners therefore pray "that a Law may be Past Prohibiting owners of Slaves from hiring their time to themselves, Except in Incorporated Towns or Cities."
Result:referred to Judiciary Committee
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PAR #11382018; Sponsor: Joseph Koger Jr., Senate, St. George Dorchester (1818-1838)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382017

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 #1573
  • Page: frames 678-80
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 678-80

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/28/2008 3:15:00 PM