Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385005 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Senate & House of Represenatives of South Carolina
Filing Date:1850-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rev. R. Fuller, a loyal citizen of South Carolina, requests permission to teach the slaves on his plantation how to read. Fuller avows that "he has ever yielded allegiance" to the laws of the state but he admits that he "owes a higher & paramount allegiance to the laws of God, and these laws require him to instruct his slaves so that they may be able to read the Scriptures." The petitioner therefore prays that "he may have permission privately & on his plantation to give instruction to his slaves so that they may be able to read the word of God."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:See PARs #11385003, #11385004; Sponsor, Benjamin Jenkins Johnson, House, St. Helena (1838-1839, 1844-1853, 1858-1861)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11385005

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 1850 #30
  • Page: frames 31-33
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, frames 0031-33

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/11/2008 12:07:00 PM