Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382414 Details

State:South Carolina
Salutation:The State of South Carolina To the Honorable President and Members of the Senate
Filing Date:circa 1824

General Petition Information

Abstract:John L. Wilson, the governor of South Carolina and the guardian of Jehu Jones, seeks exemption on behalf of Jones from the 1821 and 1822 laws "restraining the free ingress & egress of persons of color into & from the State of South Carolina." Wilson attests that said law has "been particularly oppressive to the said Jehu Jones, inasmuch, as he was preparing to leave the State as soon as he could make sale of his valuable estate" and that "a great part of his family had already removed & he intended to follow." Representing that "his ward is a man of good moral character, attached to the Laws & Government of this state," the petitioner prays "your honorable Body that the said Jehu Jones may be permitted to leave the State & return to the same as his interests may demand."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:See PARs #11382304, #11382306, #11382705, #11384007, #11384008, #11384009; Sponsor: Alfred Huger, Senate, St. Tomas and St. Dennis (1818-1833). John L. Wilson was governor of South Carolina, 1822-1824
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382414

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #1871
  • Page: frames 306-07
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 306-307

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/21/2008 2:17:00 PM