Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10183901 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Tuscaloosa
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened
Filing Date:1839-July-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Free man of color William Lewis asks for permission to remain in Alabama. Lewis explains in his petition that after the death of her owner, his wife, a slave, was taken to Alabama. Lewis followed her there. He notes that they have been married ten years and that he is skilled in the "Carpenter's and House-joiner's business." He adds that he has "always demeaned himself humbly and respectfully toward all persons, having been taught that the only way to pass through life smoothly was to attend to his own business." Affidavits by several white residents of the county attest to William Lewis's impeccable moral character and industriousness.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Testimonial, William B. Allen, ca. 1839; Testimonial, Henry W. Collier, ca. 1839
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 10183901

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Records of the Alabama Secretary of State, Legislative Bills and Resolutions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:8/22/2007 5:52:00 PM