Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386501 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the house of representatives of South Carolina
Filing Date:circa 1865

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirteen citizens of Colleton District represent "that the law respecting negroes and free persons of Colour carrying and using firearms is not punishable except by forfeiture of said arms.” They believe "said punishment too light, and think the law ought to be framed as to make them liable to indictment and punishment on proof that such persons have firearms in their possession whether said arms can be seized or not."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Sponsor: David Gavin, House, Colleton District (1865-1866)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11386501

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 #2827
  • Page: frames 217-18
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 217-18

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 4:49:00 PM