Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11384703 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the General assembly of South Carolina
Filing Date:1847-November-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:Members of the Town Council of Camden request permission to enact several ordinances regarding slaves: they seek authorization to tax slave owners who hire slaves out in town for more than a month; they request permission to hire hands to work on the streets, rather than allow slave owners to "commute" the labor of their hired slaves to a "given sum"; they seek permission to keep the money derived from fines levied against those found guilty of buying the produce of planters from slaves or selling alcohol to slaves -- currently, city officials in Charleston and Columbia keep this fine money. Further, the law of the state would be better implemented "in spirit" if cases of this nature were brought before town officials rather than taken to court, where "technicalities" could get the guilty parties off. Town officials should "hear, & determine such offences, affix such fines thereto as are now authorized by Law, and receive such fines into the Treasury of the Town."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: William Jesse Taylor, Senate, Kershaw District (1845-1851)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11384703

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 1847 #45
  • Page: frames 730-32
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 730-32

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 6:07:00 PM