Petition #11386301


Thirteen Fairfield District residents seek a limit on the number of "able Bodied Negro men" employed in the turpentine business; their employment there greatly reduces "the number of Hands, that ought, we think, be employed in raising such Provisions as the Salvation of our Cause depends upon." The petitioners further argue that since cotton is restricted, turpentine should also be limited. In addition, they contend that "those hands employed in the above business being mostly Hired, and Provisions so very high many of them will live by Committing depredations on the Neighbouring Cribs and Stock while there is not white men enough left in the County to do Patrol duty."

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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina