Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680509 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Stafford
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1805-December-19
Ending Date:1805-December-19

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Fitzhugh writes that on 2 January 1805, there was a "general insurrection of the Slaves" on his plantation called Chatham in Stafford County. One of his slaves, Philip, was killed and another, James, drowned while attempting to swim across the Rappahannock River. Fitzhugh asks for compensation.
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deposition, James Spilman, et al., 16 December 1805
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11680509

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:10/14/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/11/2008 1:17:00 PM