Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680005 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable general assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1800-December-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Suspected of being involved in the "late insurrection of the slaves," Jacob was taken up by a magistrate in Gloucester County. As he was being transported in a boat, he stabbed and killed himself. He was, according to his owner, William Wilson, "an honest and inoffensive negro" and "a valuable waterman." William Wilson contends that because Jacob was "in the custody of the law when he Killed himself, " compensation is in order.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680005

People Associated with Petition 11680005

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:12/10/2008 10:30:00 AM