Petition #11379212


Fifty-three citizens of Fairfield District seek to prohibit the importation of "any negroes into this State from beyond the seas or elsewhere." They represent that they painfully "anticipate the consequences of that unbounded and unlimited toleration now existing for the importation of negroes from the Coast of Africa into this State." In their view, such trade is "degrading to our national character, opposed to the genuine principles of our Government and repugnant to the feelings of humanity and which if permitted to continue longer must eventually ... be fraught with evils which may threaten our Country with ruin and destruction." They therefore pray that "such Laws as permit the importation of negroes from the Coast of Africa may be repealed."

Result: Referred to committee.

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