Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678509 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the General Assembly
Filing Date:1785-December-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Rezard de Mouves Darges seeks to collect eighty pounds, the value of a slave named Peter who "was found guilty of Burglary & Felony, and Sentence of Death pass'd on him." The petitioner states that said Peter "made his escape from the Goal of this County Crossed the Ohio River and was Kill'd by the Savages." Darges further relates that he purchased "the Certificate" from Peter's owner "but upon apply to the auditors of publick Accounts ... he was refused because he could produce no Certificate of the Execution of the sd Slave." The petitioner therefore prays for "such relief as may thought just and reasonable." [This petition was filed in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and found at the Virginia State Archives.]
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, Will Johnston, Jefferson County, 10 August 1785
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11678509

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:10/13/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2008 4:12:00 PM