Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678005 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker & House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1780-May-17
Ending Date:1780-May-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:The executors of the William Roan estate join the guardian of William Murray to request that Gilbert and Juba, their respective slaves, be allowed to return; Juba and Gilbert attempted to escape to Lord Dunmore's fleet and were sentenced to work in the lead mines. The petitioners argue that the slaves have suffered sufficient punishment to deter future escape attempts and that further service in the mines will be "of little value to the owners." They therefore "pray that the Honorable House will be pleased to order that the said slaves be delivered to your Petitioners and that a reasonable Hire be allowed for the same for the Time they have been in the service of the State."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Receipt, 23 May 1870
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11678005

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Document Number # 50

Processing Information

Record Created:10/12/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2008 3:26:00 PM