Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11677901 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Essex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'abl the Speaker & House of [Delegates]
Filing Date:1779-October-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred sixty-five residents of Essex County oppose a bill for religious freedom, considering it "as very injurious to the Christian Religion." They therefore ask that "Licentious and Itinerant Preachers" be forbidden from holding meetings with slaves; that all ministers be required to have a place of worship; that "no Insults or interruptions be suffered to any Christian Congregation assembled at proper times for Worship"; and "that no doctrine be permited to be preached which may tend to subvert Government of disturb Civil Society."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11677901

People Associated with Petition 11677901

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2008 4:31:00 PM