Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11679401 Details

State:Virginia
Salutation:To the Honble the Speker & Gentlm of the House of delagates
Filing Date:1794-November-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:David Baker represents that he was a slave in 1781 and "was delivered up as a free man and substitute for Lawrence Baker his former owner to serve under Capt Chandler the commander of the State Boat Patriot." David further states that he was later levied upon and purchased by Capt. Mallory Todd "who was apprised of your petitioners situation and purchased him your petitioner with his eyes open having been forewarned in publick company by your petitioner in the purchase." Baker therefore "humbly prays that this [honorable] Body will pass an act declaring your petitioner to be free."
Result:to courts of justice
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11679401

People Associated with Petition 11679401

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Miscellaneous Legislative Petitions
  • Document Number 414

Processing Information

Record Created:10/31/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/24/2008 10:19:00 AM