Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680204 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Speaker and members of the house of delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1802-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Royall seeks additional compensation from the court for the loss of his slave Bob, who was convicted "under a charge of conspiracy or insurrection" and executed. Bob was appraised by the court at ninety five pounds, but, Royall protests, this amount was "greatly short of his real value." According to Royall, Bob, who did not exceed age forty, was a good blacksmith, carpenter, and wheelwright, and an "able strong fellow." Royall cautiously represents that he does not "impugn the opinion of the court, but imputes such valuation altogether to a want of that information which ought to have been given relative to" Bob's qualifications. He seeks compensation for the difference between the court's valuation and Bob's "real worth."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Ransom Hudgings, 3 December 1802; Affidavit, Richard Dermis Sr., 9 December 1802; Affidavit, Richard Dennis Jr., 3 December 1802; Affidavit, Joseph Wells, 6 December 1802; Affidavit, John Dennis, 9 December 1802; Affidavit, Edward H. Dennis, 9 December 1802
Pages of Related Documents:12

People Associated with Petition 11680204

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:3/11/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 2:23:00 PM