South Carolina movement to educate slaves

South Carolina – Important  Movement  — We learn, on authority not to be doubted, that Col. Memminger, widely known as a distinquished statesman of South Carolina, is making zealous exertions to have a law passed requiring masters to have their slaves educated.  A movement will be made on the subject at the new legislature.  Col. Memminger is a citizen of Charleston, a member of the legislature, and highly popular.  Within a year or two, he has become a professor of religion, and this movement of his, would seem to be actuated by the best motives.  As might be expected, he encounters great opposition, but is not without many supporters.  — Cin. Herald.

                       (Liberator, Sept. 6, 1844, pg 3)