Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11385402 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the members of the legislators.
Filing Date:1854-October-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-two residents of Orangeburg District represent that "there is greatly needed, a specified, Ticket, which every slave shall have in his possession, when traveling from place to place." Declaring that they "find the Law very lame on that particular" and "the present mode of tickets ... are a Nuisance to the community," the petitioners pray “that there be a law passed, that every slave shall have ... a Ticket specifying the places where they are to go." They also pray "that all slaves caught by the patrol (after the act passes) with a ticket not specifying the places he is to visit that the patrol Law be administered to him."
Result:referred to Committee on Colored Population
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: John Henry Felder, House, Orange District (1852-1859)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11385402

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 1854 #48
  • Page: Frames 901-03
  • Microfilm: Reel #2, Frames 901-03

Processing Information

Record Created:2/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/6/2008 2:04:00 PM