Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11677703 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Bedford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates
Filing Date:1777-November-10
Ending Date:1777-December-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edmond Ruffin Jr.'s slave Dick was apprehended attempting to board one of Lord Dunmore's ships. The Committee of Safety decided to send Dick, who displayed an "insolent and seditious Disposition," to the West Indies or to the lead mines as an example to other disloyal blacks. Dick, however, died before the example could be set, and the owner seeks compensation.
Result:allowed fifteen pounds
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Record, Committee of Safety, 24 December 1775; List of Fugitive Slaves and Owners, ca. 1777
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11677703

Slaves:10
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:8

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/4/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2008 11:44:00 AM