Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11686401 Details

Salutation:To the General Assembly of the State of Virginia
Filing Date:1864-January-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:E. D. Boyd recounts that he was captured in 1862 in Kentucky "by the federal force" and that he spent two years in various prisons. When he returned to Virginia, he learned that Col. John Clarkson had conducted "a raid on the house of ... James S. Layne," his father-in-law. He further represents that the said Clarkson confiscated seven slaves belonging to the eighty-three-year-old Layne and three slaves belonging to Mrs. Hatcher, a widow. Boyd discloses that Layne "claimed to be a union man to save his property" although "all his sympathies are with the Confederacy." Boyd, on behalf of his father-in-law and Mrs. Hatcher, prays "that the property aforesaid be restored to the owners."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:Affidavit, Thomas T. [illegible], ca. 1864;
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11686401

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Processing Information

Record Created:4/22/1999
Record Final Edited:2/21/2001
Record Last Updated on:1/28/2009 8:15:00 AM