Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11383410 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Darlington
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1834

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-three citizens of Society Hill, Darlington District, are aware that a repeal or modification of the License Law will be considered at the next session of the legislature. They therefore "beg leave to present their views on this important subject" by offering several suggestions concerning “the evils of Intemperance”: first, they request the repeal of the License Law, except where it prevents selling liquor to slaves; second, they ask for a referendum on the next ballot, which would propose the entire prohibition of the liquor trade except for medicinal purposes; and finally, the citizens suggest that drunkenness be considered a punishable crime.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Sponsor: Robert Ervin, House, Darlington District (1822-1825, 1834-1835); see An Act to Amend the Law in Relating to Granting Licences to Retail Spiritous Liquors, passed 29 December 1835
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11383410

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 #316
  • Page: Frames 806-10
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, Frames 806-10

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2008 3:54:00 PM