Petition #11380702


One hundred and eighty "Merchants and Planters" inform the legislature that they have "transmitted a Memorial to Congress respecting their late Act prohibiting the importation of Negroes after the first day of January one thousand Eight hundred and eight." The petitioners therefore pray that "your Honorable House will be pleased to take the same into consideration." The Memorial referenced raises concern for those slave traders who may arrive back in Charleston after 1 January 1808 and thereby be subject to heavy penalties.

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