Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678401 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Northampton
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Speaker & Gentlemen of the House of Delegates
Filing Date:1784-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:Twenty-one residents of Northampton County state that six hundred acres of land “appropriated by Law to the use of the Gingaskin Tribe of Indians" is "at present an Asylum for free Negroes & other disorderly persons, who build Hutts thereon & pilage & destroy the Timber without controul." With only five or six Gingaskin tribe members remaining, the petitioners "humbly conceive it would be a great benefit to the Indians & a saving to the public" to appoint trustees to allot "a quantity sufficient for the purposes of the Indians & lease out the remainder annually, subject to taxation as other Lands, and divide the rent among the said Indians in such manner as the said Trustees shall judge most equitable."
Result:reasonable
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11678401

People Associated with Petition 11678401

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/3/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2008 4:50:00 PM