Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680607 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Brunswick
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Speaker and House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1806-December-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Peebles of Brunswick County informs the court that in the past "she has been in the habit of working her slaves primarily on her own plantation but sometimes sent "such of them as were then considered as supernumeraries" to her son in "Carolina." By an "act of providence," however, she has now lost virtually all of her male slaves and needs the slaves in her son's possession to work her land in Virginia. She contends that without them she will be forced to abandon her land. She asks from an exemption from the amended law passed 25 January 1806 in order to be authorized to bring her slaves and their descendants back to Virginia.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11680607

People Associated with Petition 11680607

Slaves:0
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:11/28/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:12/15/2008 9:43:00 AM