John L. Wilson, the governor of South Carolina and the guardian of Jehu Jones, seeks exemption on behalf of Jones from the 1821 and 1822 laws "restraining the free ingress & egress of persons of color into & from the State of South Carolina." Wilson attests that said law has "been particularly oppressive to the said Jehu Jones, inasmuch, as he was preparing to leave the State as soon as he could make sale of his valuable estate" and that "a great part of his family had already removed & he intended to follow." Representing that "his ward is a man of good moral character, attached to the Laws & Government of this state," the petitioner prays "your honorable Body that the said Jehu Jones may be permitted to leave the State & return to the same as his interests may demand."
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Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina