Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11382701 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the President and Members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina
Filing Date:1827-December-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:W. F. DeSaussure, Intendant of the town of Columbia, joins other town wardens in voicing many concerns facing their town. One such issue concerns the increase in the number of self-hired slaves who have "very much the control of their time and movements." He argues that the rapid growth of this class of individuals "render it expedient that they should be better known to the Police, and more under their control than they now are." Town officials therefore recommend the passing of an ordinance “requiring the owners of slaves hired out in the Town of Columbia to make return of such slaves to the Town Council and to take out badges."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Sponsor: Wade Hampton Jr., Senate, Richland (1826-1829)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11382701

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 1827 #89
  • Page: frames 726-29
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 726-29

Processing Information

Record Created:1/21/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/15/2008 10:55:00 AM