Petition #11380014


Richard Pearis, a native of Virginia and former resident of South Carolina, seeks to return from the Bahamas to settle "himself and family in this state of which his wife is a native." He states that he is aware of the South Carolina law that prohibits "the importation of slaves" into the state "without special leave for that purpose granted." Desiring "to bring into this State ... Sixty negro Slaves who are and have been his own property for many years past," the petitioner prays that "he may be permitted when he himself becomes settled with his family in the State to bring with him the slaves above mentioned." Pearis assures the legislature that he will "give satisfactory security that the property in said Slaves is and has been indisputable in himself for many years and that he will bring no more slaves with him into the said State than are bona fide his own property."

Result: Referred to committee.

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