Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678405 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:One hundred six “divers freeholders and inhabitants of the County of Henrico” represent "that many evils has 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 Committee, 16 November 1784
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11678405

People Associated with Petition 11678405

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions, Henrico County, Virginia

Processing Information

Record Created:9/30/1998
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/23/2008 1:44:00 PM