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OLD DARLINGTON DISTRICT FLAG, Spring 1998 Issue

 

PETITION FROM CITIZENS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1794 

South Carolina

To the honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina.

The petition of the Subscribers Citizens inhabiting the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid Sheweth

That your Petitioners are convinced of the great inequality of the Representation in the Legislature of the respective Election District within this State and fully pursuaded that in Republics founded on just and reasonable princilples Freemen ought to have by their Representatives equal power in making the Laws by which they are Governed.

Wherefore your Petitioners firmly confiding in your Wisdom and Patriotism pray your Honorable House to take the Premises into consideration and to equalize the proportion of the Members of the Senate and house of Representatives for the respective Election Districts in the said State as to you in your Wisdom shall seem meet.

And your Petitioners will pray.

James Howl

John Carlin

Jonathan Prestwood

Wm Rivers

Thos. Blizard

William Sellers

John Purvis

 

W Lynh

Richard Graves

Joshua Lisenbe

William Lang

Stephen Strickland

George Bullard

 

James Edwards

Zacareah Canty

Wm Ellerbe

Wm Norriss

Wm MaLaffey

Peter Temple

James Purvis

John Mc Rae

 

Ambrous Yarborough

Wm Prestwood Jun

 

James Dunneho

Wm Ganey

 

John Skipper

 

 

George Murdeshaw

Lewis Boatrite

 

John Thurman

Drury Lundy

 

John Huggins

Soloman Scot

 

Ripley Coplin

Wm Prestwood Senr

 

Elisha Strickland

 

 

 

 

 

[Reference- South Carolina Department of Archives and History, General Assembly Petitions, 1794-132-01]