Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678004 Details

Salutation:To the Speaker and House of Delegates in Virginia
Filing Date:1780-November-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:James Ladd and "sundry Members of the Society of People called Quakers" avow that "Freedom was the natural Right of all mankind, and that they had no equitable Title to the Persons and Labour of their Fellow Creatures without any Consideration therefor" whereby they "prohibited their Members several years ago from purchasing any Slaves." Stating that it is difficult to emancipate slaves, Ladd argues against the estate executors detaining slaves that have been manumitted and selling estate slaves "without making application to the Assembly for an act to confirm their Freedom as expressly directed by the Will" of their testators.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11678004

People Associated with Petition 11678004

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions, Miscellaneous Petitions
  • Document Number # 41 (?)

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2008 3:09:00 PM