Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11679202 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Norfolk
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable, the Speaker, and Members of the general Assembly
Filing Date:1792-October-9

General Petition Information

Abstract:Saul, "the property of Geo Kelly Esqr," represents that "in the beginning of the late War, that gave America Independence, your Petitioner shouldered his musket and repaired to the American Standard Regardless of the Invitation trumpeted forth by British Proclamation, for the slaves to Emancipate themselves by becoming the assassins of their owners." He further asserts that he served in two capacities: "in the American Army, as a Soldier, In the British Army, as a spy." Saul submits that "in this double profession, your petitioner flatters himself that he rendered essential service to his Country." He therefore hopes "the Legislators of a Republick will take his case in consideration and not suffer him any longer to remain a transferable property."
Result:reasonable
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11679202

People Associated with Petition 11679202

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

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:11/22/2008 7:54:00 AM