Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383407 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honble the President and Members of the Senate
Filing Date:circa 1834

General Petition Information

Abstract:M. H. DeLeon, Intendant of the Town Council of Columbia, states that residents at a recent meeting asked for the passage of an ordinance that would prevent anyone from teaching slaves to read or write "under any pretext whatever." The Council concluded that it did not have the authority to pass such a law, but ordered DeLeon "to draft a Petition to the Legislature praying them to Repeal the present Law." The petitioner therefore asks the Legislature "to enact such a one, as by its provisions would effectually put a stop to a practice which if continued must eventuate in the destruction of that portion of our property, and ultimately end in discord."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: James Gregg, Senate, Richland District (1830-1845)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11383407

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 #2829
  • Page: frames 15-17
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0015-17

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2008 3:48:00 PM