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Henry Laurens Pinckney warrant

Identifier: Mss 0034-015

Collection Overview

This collection contains a single warrant issued by Henry L. Pinckney, Collector of the general tax for the parishes of St. Philip's and St. Michael's, to James S. Shingler, Sheriff of Charleston District, authorizing the arrest of the free black, Maria Louisa Silvanneau, of Charleston, for failure to pay the capitation tax of $2.77. Includes handwritten note of disposition.


  • Creation: 1849


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

The State of South Carolina passed an act in 1836 demanding that all free blacks pay a mandatory tax to the state. Free blacks failing to pay the tax were forced to work as indentured servants for up to one year.


1 folder (2 items) ; 21 x 35 cm. (fold. 21 x 9 cm.)

Inventory of the Henry Laurens Pinckney Warrant, 1849
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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