Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678402 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly
Filing Date:1784-November-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred twelve “diverse freeholders and inhabitants of Hanover County” represent "that many Evils have arisen from a partial Emancipation of slaves." They complain that free people of color act as agents for slaves, distributing and selling property stolen from their masters; in addition, a "Great number" of slaves taken by the British Army "are now passing in this Country as free men." Petitioners request that free persons of color be required to obtain freedom papers signed by a county clerk and that some mode be adopted to prevent free black people from trading with slaves.
Result:referred to propositions
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11678402

People Associated with Petition 11678402

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2008 3:48:00 PM