Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680207 Details

Salutation:To the Speaker & House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1802-December-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:The Society of Friends, acknowledging the difficulties attendant to the desirable complete eradication of slavery, seeks alleviation of the suffering it causes and amelioration of the degraded condition of the slave population. Specifically, the Friends seek the passing of laws to eliminate the domestic slave trade, which allows "purchasing numbers of those unfortunate Persons, and carrying them out of the limits of this state; often to places, where the rigors of Slavery are multiplied, and the bitterness of their unhappy Situation increased." They also ask for an end to the forcible separation of black families.
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680207

People Associated with Petition 11680207

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Miscellaneous Petition, Religious Petitions 1774-1802, Reel 3
  • Microfilm: Reel 3,

Processing Information

Record Created:6/2/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/10/2008 3:29:00 PM