Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680202 Details

State:Virginia
Salutation:To the Speaker and House of Representatives of Virginia
Filing Date:1802-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:A group of Quakers present their petition to the legislature to protest the suffering of free blacks whose "undoubted" rights are being violated with impunity because enforcement of the law that protects such right is not applied with enough vigor to discourage perpetrators. They specifically represent that children who have been emancipated by will but placed under white guardianship during their minority are carried out of state and sold as slaves; and adults in the enjoyment of their freedom are kidnapped and taken away and enslaved. The petitioners pray that the laws be revised to halt these practices.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680202

People Associated with Petition 11680202

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:5
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:2/24/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 1:36:00 PM